What is Disposal of request? Section 7 of Right to Information Act 2005

Disposal of request is defined under Section 7 of Right to Information Act 2005. Provisions under this Section is:

Section 7 of RTI Act 2005 "Disposal of request"

(1) Subject to the proviso to sub-section (2) of section 5 or the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 6, the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, on receipt of a request under section 6 shall, as expeditiously as possible, and in any case within thirty days of the receipt of the request, either provide the information on payment of such fee as may be prescribed or reject the request for any of the reasons specified in sections 8 and 9:

Provided that where the information sought for concerns the life or liberty of a person, the same shall be provided within forty-eight hours of the receipt of the request.

(2) If the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, fails to give decision on the request for information within the period specified under sub-section (1), the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, shall be deemed to have refused the request.

(3) Where a decision is taken to provide the information on payment of any further fee representing the cost of providing the information, the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, shall send an intimation to the person making the request, giving -

(a) the details of further fees representing the cost of providing the information as determined by him, together with the calculations made to arrive at the amount in accordance with fee prescribed under sub-section (1), requesting him to deposit that fees, and the period intervening between the dispatch of the said intimation and payment of fees shall be excluded for the purpose of calculating the period of thirty days referred to in that sub-section;

(b) information concerning his or her right with respect to review the decision as to the amount of fees charged or the form of access provided, including the particulars of the appellate authority, time limit, process and any other forms.

(4) Where access to the record or a part thereof is required to be provided under this Act and the person to whom access is to be provided is sensorily disabled, the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, shall provide assistance to enable access to the information, including providing such assistance as may be appropriate for the inspection.

(5) Where access to information is to be provided in the printed or in any electronic format, the applicant shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (6), pay such fee as may be prescribed:

Provided that the fee prescribed under sub-section (1) of section 6 and sub-sections (1) and (5) of section 7 shall be reasonable and no such fee shall be charged from the persons who are of below poverty line as may be determined by the appropriate Government.

(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (5), the person making request for the information shall be provided the information free of charge where a public authority fails to comply with the time limits specified in sub-section (1).

(7) Before taking any decision under sub-section (1), the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, shall take into consideration the representation made by a third party under section 11.

(8) Where a request has been rejected under sub-section (1), the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, shall communicate to the person making the request -

(i) the reasons for such rejection;

(ii) the period within which an appeal against such rejection may be preferred; and

(iii) the particulars of the appellate authority.

(9) An information shall ordinarily be provided in the form in which it is sought unless it would disproportionately divert the resources of the public authority or would be detrimental to the safety or preservation of the record in question.

RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND OBLIGATIONS OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

What are the Definitions in RTI Act 2005? Section 2 of Right to Information Act 2005

What are the Obligations of public authorities? Section 4 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Designation of Public Information Officers? Section 5 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Request for obtaining information? Section 6 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Disposal of request? Section 7 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Exemption from disclosure of information? Section 8 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Grounds for rejection to access in certain cases? What is Severability? Section 9 and 10 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Third party information? Section 11 of Right to Information Act 2005

THE CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION

What is  Constitution of Central Information Commission (CIC)? Section 12 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Term of office and conditions of service (CIC)? Section 13 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Removal of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) or Information Commissioner (IC)? Section 14 of Right to Information Act 2005

 

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