“RTI- HOW TO APPLY FOR INFORMATION UNDER RTI ACT, 2005”
Any citizen of India who desires to obtain any information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 may make a request to the Central Public Information Officer, preferably in the application format, in writing or through electronic means.
2. Application Fee
The application for obtaining information under sub-section (1) of section 6 of RTI Act, 2005, must be accompanied by prescribed application fee drawn in favour or Pay & Account Office, Ministry of Tourism, payable at the local office where the application has been submitted. At present the application fee, which is subject to change from time to time, is as under:-
Application fee : Rs. 10/- (Rupees ten only)
Mode of payment : By cash against proper receipt or by demand draft/banker’s cheque/Indian Postal Order drawn in favour of Pay & Account Office, Ministry of Tourism, payable at local office where the application is submitted.
Persons who belong to BPL category are not required to pay the application fee provided necessary documents in support are produced.
3. Additional Fee
In case it is decided to provide the information, the applicant shall be informed of the additional fees required to be deposited by him/her for the information sought and information shall be furnished after the deposit of the fee by the Requester, as per the Act.
In accordance to directives given in the above mentioned Gazette notification dated 16/09/2005, for providing the information under sub-section (1) of Section 7, an additional fee shall be charged. At present, the applicable rates, which are subject to change from time to time, are given as under:-
For each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied.
Rs. 2/- per page
For a copy in larger size paper
Actual charge or cost price
For samples or models
Actual cost or price
For inspection of records
No fee for the first hour; Rs. 5/hr. thereafter
Further, for providing the information under sub-section (5) of Section 7, the fee shall be charged at the following rates:-
For information provided in diskette of floppy
Rs. 50/- (Rupees fifty only) per diskette or floppy
For information provided in printed form
At the price fixed for such publication or Rs. 2/- per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication
The mode of payment of above mentioned additional fees shall be the same as application fee.
In case the applicant does not receive a decision within the time specified in sub-section (1) or clause (a) of sub-section
(3) of section 7, or is aggrieved by a decision of the PIO, as the case may be, may within thirty days from the expiry of such period from the receipt of such a decision, prefer an appeal to the ministerial Appellate Authority.