Should the PIO assist in filling the details left blank in the postal order?
Ref: Blank postal order – Does an application filed under RTI become invalid?
Comment: In case you do not know the name of payee to be filled in the postal order, please leave this blank and request the PIO to fill in the name of payee as per requirement of the department/ organisation. As per RTI Act, Public Information Officer (PIO) is obliged to help the applicant in filing RTI application. If PIO still returns the PO, he will be charged for non-cooperation as per RTI law and can be fined by the CIC.
Name: S.P. Manchanda