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The PIO can take 30 days to process an RTI application and provide the information that is requested. If the application is made to an APIO, the information must be provided in 35 days time. If the information has some serious consequences on a person’s life and is needed urgently, the PIO should give the information within 48 hours.
Under this law, the PIO can refuse to answer certain applications. Please read Section 8 and 9 of this Act to figure out which information would be generally exempted from this Act.
If the information is not given within 30/35 days, you have to assume that the PIO/APIO denied your request for information. Further, the PIO cannot charge anything other than the application fee for the information2