If information is sought in English by an applicant under the RTI Act
Ref: What should be the language of reply to an application filed under the RTI Act?
If information is sought in English by an applicant staying in a different state (Karnataka), Can the PIO reply in Malayalam asking the applicant personally appear and verify the documents?
Name: JAYARAMA NONDA
Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RTI Act is silent on it. Information should be provided in the form in which it is available. The forwarding letter may be as per the language policy of the state where the PIO is located.