Hi Ld. members
I am experiencing issues in starting my investigation on Tax Evasion Petition which is lying with Income Tax Dept for 8 months after CIC order passed in my favour and now CIC is not responding on the Contempt proceedings petition which I filed against income Tax to CIC. The CIC staff is not very receptive in entertaining my Contempt proceedings petition and they are insisting me to get the directions from court to take the info from Income Tax on one pretext or other.
I have a few questions about the remedy available to take action;
1. Can I write a complaint to Directorate of Enforcement about the delay from Income Tax dept as I wrote many times to Income Tax Dept. They are ignoring and CIC is not acting on my contempt petition. Will writing to Directorate of Enforcement help to get the info from Income Tax Dept?
2. If there is a infirmity in the CIC order as they have not stated "TIME FRAME" but written "AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE" compared to similar cases passed by CIC. Can we challenge the order and go above Information Commissioner? Does Chief Commissioner of CIC help in this matter.
3. If the information commissioner is not acting on the contempt proceedings. Is there any remedy available taking into consideration the sense of urgency as it is a question of life and liberty.
4. Is there any way of follow up on contempt petition via CIC Public Information Officer that can help me to take action on my contempt petition. Please advise