I have recd reply from Sri Amit Agarwal, Director, First Appellate Auth in the PMO on my query posted above as follows:
First CPIO's Reply " --and to state the requisite info is not held by this office. Section 6(1) of the RTI Act 2005 ,---sec 6(3) provides that----the public auth ---shall transfer the application to that auth.The info sought by is scattered with more than one other public auth. Therefore your application is not to be transferred to another public auth under section 6(3) of RTI Act 2005."- on 20 Oct 2011.
On 29 Sep I received a letter from CPIO Min of Fin Deptt of Revenue on a similar appeal made earlier on 06 Sep2011.It states:" --Since the requested info does not fall within the jurisdiction of CBDT, Deptt of Revenue & it is closely related to Min of Social Justice & Empowerment, therefore RTI application is in original is sent herewith for necessary action at their end.----In case it does not relate to Min of Social Justice & Empowerment it may please be further transferred to the public auth to which matter more closely connected directly under intimation to the applicant. That letter was addsd to Min of Social Justice with copy endorsed to me.
On 30 Sep 2011 CPIO , Min of Fin , Deptt of Revenue despatched another letter this time to its CPIO, CBDT to furnish info on tax relief being provided to the NGOs. CBDT denied info stating no such info available with this office- on 19 Oct 2011.
On 24 oct 2011 Min of Social Justice returned the appl back to min of finance stating subject matter does not pertain to this ministry. The transfer of the appl is not accepted.
on 23 Nov min of financed literally rebuked the min of Justice stating tr of appl under sec 6(3) was in order. It also reminded Min of Social Justice that such info in the name of Grant in aid to NGOs are found mentioned and hence the appl is once again transferred to your office.
The tigers in the Min of Social Justice on 25 Oct 2011 wrote to me ---' that undersigned is in receipt of forwarding letter without RTI appl. So it is difficult for me to give any info /reply. ------that it appears that it is grant in aid given to NGOs( reminded me of your " there is no place called PRESIDENT's House").. The same CPIO returned my application forwarded by Min of Fin to the min of Finance earlier.
Coming back to the reply of Sri Amit Agarwal of PMO - On 05 Dec 2011 he wrote as the First Appellate Auth -" To state the requisite info is not held by this office.Sec 6(1) RTI Act 2005 provides that a person who desires to obtain any info shall make a request to the public info officer of the public auth concerned. Sec 6(3) provides ..........shall transfer appl to that public authority.The info sought by you is scattered with more than one other public auth. Therefore your application is not transferred to another public auth under section 6(3) of RTI Act 2005.
I am att my appl to Fin Ministry for your info:-