Ahmedabad City Police

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What is the time limit under which you will get the information?

  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
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