An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information
for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public
authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working
of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission
and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or
What is the Application Procedure for requesting information?
Apply in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi or in the
official language of the area, to the PIO, specifying the particulars of the
information sought for.
Reason for seeking information are not required to be given;
Pay fees as may be prescribed (if not belonging to the below poverty line
What is the time limit to get the information?
30 days from the date of application
48 hours for information concerning the life and liberty of a person
5 days shall be added to the above response time, in case the application for
information is given to Assistant Public Information Officer.
If the interests of a third party are involved then time limit will be 40 days
(maximum period + time given to the party to make representation).
Failure to provide information within the specified period is a deemed refusal.
Name: Prof. B.L. Sah
Address: UGC-Academic Staff College, The Hermitage, Kumaun University,