RTI act guarantees that the PIO should respond to an application within 30 days. But in some cases, applicantnever get the information sought. In scenarios where the information was not provided you can file for first appeal.
Section 6(3) in The Right To Information Act, 2005:
(3) Where an application is made to a public authority requesting for an information,—
(i) which is held by another public authority; or
(ii) the subject matter of which is more closely connected with the functions of another public authority, the public authority, to which such application is made, shall transfer the application or such part of it as may be appropriate to that other public authority and inform the applicant immediately about such transfer: Provided that the transfer of an application pursuant to this sub‑section shall be made as soon as practicable but in no case later than five days from the date of receipt of the application.
When there is an imminent threat to life and liberty of a person, a RTI applicant can seek information within 48 hours as opposed to the regular 30 days time frame.
For further details please visit https://onlinerti.com/