Procedure for Request of Information

  1. What is the Application Procedure for requesting information?

Ans. 1.Apply in writing  in English or Hindi or in the official language of the area to the SPIO, specifying the particulars of the information sought for.


        2) Reason for seeking information are not required be given;


       3) Pay fees as may be prescribed (if not belonging to the below poverty line category)



  1. What is the time limit to get the information?

Ans :   1. 30 days from the date of application


        2. 48 hours for information concerning the life and liberty of a person.


  1. 5 days shall be added to the above response time, in case the application for information is given to Assistant Public Information Officer


  1. 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).


  1. Failure to provide information within the specified period is a deemed refusal.


  1. What is the fee?

Ans :    Fees / Amount to be charged for providing information:



Application fee

Rate to be charged

Mode of Deposit


Application for seeking information

Rupees ten (Rs. 10) per application

Treasury Challan/Cash/Indian Postal Order (IPO)/ or Demand Draft of Bankers Cheque payable to the SPIO of the Office of the Pubic Authority


Application fee for 1st appeal

Not applicable

Not applicable


Application fee for 2nd appeal

Not applicable

Not applicable



  1.  What could be the ground for rejection?

Ans :   If it is covered by exemption from disclosure. (S.8). If it infringes copyright of any person other than the State. (S.9)