Waiting period for RTI repliesWhen the RTI act was passed, it was refreshing one as people with genuine problems has a recourse in RTI. After that things turned out to be unproductive as the pressure of RTI replies are more of a nuisance as people who have nothing else to do go for RTI information on each and everything without any necessity except to harass some targeted persons.
The supreme court ordered that the citizens who did not get reply within the 30 days prescribed should approach the First Appellate Authority in the department concerned before knocking at the doors of the Karnataka Information Commission.
In the light of the
s c order, the Government of Karnataka came out with an amendment to give an extra 45 days time to the PIO. As per the new arrangement the RTI applicant has to wait for 0 days for the reply and if did not get has to wait for 45 days for the First Appellate Authority to respond.