Consider this scenario: You seek some information with RTI Application. There is NO REPLY. You file first appeal. Again, NO REPLY. You must now go to State Information Commission, which will hear your appeal after 6- 36 months. And can remand the matter back to the First Appellate Authority.
In short, you're back to going round and round in circles.
Bureaucracy is increasingly exploiting this 'loophole', as seen in example below: (Link to article from RTIIndia (dot) Org, I hope posting links is not against forum rules.
What hope is there for us, given this sorry state of affairs?