Possible Actions

The Public Information Officer (PIO) can take following actions on your RTI applications:

  • Provide you the information you requested (in the format you asked for) along with a certificate (dated, stamped and signed by PIO) stating that the information is correct
  • Inform you in writing if the information you requested cannot be provided because it is exempt under the Punjab Transparency and RTI Act (or some other reason, e.g. it cannot be found)
  • Inform you if your requested information is with another public body. In such cases, the PIO has to transfer your request to that public body and inform you in writing
  • Inform you in writing if your requested information is with another public body but he doesn’t know which one.  It will then be up to you to try and find the relevant public body

You will get information as per the following timelines:  

Tasks

Responding to RTI Requests
Timeline
Responsibility
Within 14 working days of receipt of application
Public Information Officers
Additional 14 days if needed to search for records or consult another party
Applicant will be informed in writing
   
 
 
Responding to Urgent RTI Requests(if life or liberty of a person at stake)
Timeline
Responsibility
Within 2 working days of receipt of application Public Information Officers