What is the criteria of a deemed PIO?
Ref: Responsibility of deemed PIO to reply to RTI application
Comment: What is the criteria of a deemed PIO? Can a clerk will designated to the post of deemed PIO in any organisation?
The RTI Act does not prescribe the rank of the officer who should be designated as the PIO / deemed PIO. However, the CIC has opined that the PIO should be at least of the rank of the undersecretary level.
Ref: What is the criteria of a deemed PIO?
Comment: If the PIO take assistance of any employee or transfers the matter to another employee who deals with the subject, then that person is deemed to be the PIO for that case. That means, he becomes the deemed PIO. Unlike the PIO, deemed PIO means can be any employee of any rank. It could be even the Head of Office or First Appellate Authority, or the peon or the clerk.