Time frame for appeal



  • As per the Act, first appeal has to be preferred within 30 days on receipt of reply from PIO/APIO. If appeal is received by First Appelate Authority after 30 days, can he refuse to entertain the same.


  • RTI Experts

    No.

    Under Section 19(1) of the RTI Act, even if an appeal has been filed beyond the mandatory time period of 30 days, the appeal can be admitted if a sufficient cause of action resulting in delay in filing of the first appeal is shown by the applicant.


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