If multiple number of PIOs are appointed in the same public authority there is no scope to either ask the citizen to approach another PIO within the same public authority or send the request to another PIO within the same P.A. Only in a case where the information sought is held by another P.A. other than the one which has designated her as PIO, she can transfer the request to that P.A. for furnishing information to the applicant directly. ICPB/C1/CIC/2006 - 6 March, 2006.
PIO, who has received the request form the requester is under obligation to seek information form his colleague and provide it to the requester. His colleague who was to provide the information as per s.5(5) would become deemed PIO and expected to provide the - PIO, who received the original request - the required information. CIC/AT/A/2006/00015 - 1 March ,2006