1.   What type of information can be asked through RTI. 2(F)


Ans: “Information” means any material in any form, including Records, Document, Memos, e-mails, Opinions, Advices, Press releases, Circulars, Orders, Logbooks, Contracts, Reports, Samples, Models, Data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a Public Authority under any other law for the time being in force.


2. In how many days an RTI application supposed to be transferred to another public authority. 6(3)

Ans: Section -6(3): Where an application is made to a Public Authority requesting for information:

1.   Which is held by another public authority; or

2.   The subject matter of which is more closely connected with the functions of another Public Authority
The Public Authority, to which such application is made, shall transfer the application or such part of it as may be appropriate to the other Public Authority and inform the applicant immediately about such transfer.
Such application shall be transferred within 05(five) days from the date of receipt of the application.


3. In how many days PIO supposed to give the reply to the applicant 7(1)

Ans: Section-7(1): Subject to the proviso to sub-section(2) of section 5 or the proviso to sub-section (3) of section6, the Central public information officer or state Public Information Officer, as the case may be, on receipt of a request under section 6 shall, as expeditiously as possible, and in any case within 30(Thirty) days of the receipt of the request, either provide the information on payment of such fee as may be prescribed or reject the request for any of the reasons specified in sections 8and 9.
If the sought information concerns the life or liberty of a person, in such case information shall be provided within 48(Forty-eight) hours of the receipt of the request.


4. Whether information can be asked free of charge 7(6).

Ans: Section -7(6): Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (5) of section -5,the person making request for the information shall be provided the information free of charge where a public authority fails to comply with the time limits specified in sub –section(1).