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Various Time Limits under RTI act for information/appeals/complaints

Postby dheerajjain » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:50 am

Got this useful information from Hyderabad Police website. It is pertinent to know that police is also covered under RTI act and information can be sought on complaints/FIRs. Please check this good website of Hyderabad police.

http://www.hyderabadpolice.gov.in/Rti/TimeLimit.htm

WHAT IS THE TIME LIMIT UNDER WHICH YOU WILL GET THE INFORMATION

Notes:

1. 3rd Party can be anyone other than the citizen applying for information
2. Please account for adequate time for postal delays
Various time limits have been prescribed under which the information can be obtained under Right to Information Act. These time limits are prescribed by the Act itself, and failing which an RTI Applicant can approach appropriate authorities for relief.

Following are the various time limits specified in the RTI Act 2005

For matters involving "Life and Liberty", the time limit for the PIO to provide information is 48 Hours.

For PIO to reply to application : 30 days from date of receipt of application
For PIO to transfer to another PA under Sec 6(3) : 5 days from date of receipt of application
For PIO to issue notice to 3rd Party : 5 days from date of receipt of application
For 3rd Party to make a representation to PIO : 10 days from receipt of notice from PIO
For PIO to reply to application if 3rd Party involved : 40 days from date of receipt of application
For applicant to make First Appeal : 30 days from date of receipt of PIO’s reply or from date when reply was to be received
For First Appellate Authority to pass an order : 30 days from receipt of First Appeal OR
Maximum 45 days, if reasons for delay are given in writing
For applicant to make Second Appeal before CIC/SIC : 90 days from receipt of First Appeal orders or from the date when orders were to be received
For CIC/SIC to decide Second Appeal : No time limit specified

Notes:
PIO : Public Information Officer
CIC: Central Information Commissioner
SIC: State Information Commissioner
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