RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING INFORMATION

•                     Any citizen of India can make a request in writing or through electronic means in Form A. (Given Below).

•                     The information sought by any person should be strictly as per the provisions of the section 2 of The Right to Information Act, 2005.

•                     The individual has to make an application as per the prescribed procedures along with requisite fees as given below (if not belonging to the below poverty line category). A person who makes a request through electronic form shall ensure that the requisite fee is deposited in cash or in form of postal order or Bank draft with the authorized person within seven days of his request sent through electronic form. In case applicant fails to deposit the requisite fees then the application is deemed to be rejected.

 

FEE STRUCTURE

As per the DOPT notification F.No. 34012/8(s)/2005-Estt.(B) dated 16th Sept 2005, following fee structure has been fixed and is given below :

 

•                     A request for obtaining information under the Act shall be accompanied by an application (in the prescribed format Form A above) and application fees of Rs Ten by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or postal-order payable to Accounts Officer of the public authority. A person who makes a request through electronic form shall ensure that the requisite fee is deposited in cash or in form of postal order or Bank draft with the authorized person within seven days of his request sent through electronic form. In case applicant fails to deposit the requisite fees then the application is deemed to be rejected.

•                     For providing the information under sub-section (1) of section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheque payable to the Accounts Officer of the public authority at the following rates :-

§  Rupees Two for each page A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied;

§  Actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper;

§  Actual cost or price for samples or models; and

§  For inspection of the records, no fee for the first for the first hour; and a fee of rupee five for each fifteen minutes (or fraction thereof) thereafter.

•                     For providing the information under sub-section (5) of section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheque payable to the Accounts Officer of the public authority at the following rates:-

§  For information provided in the diskette or floppy rupees fifty per diskette or floppy;

§  For information provided in the printed form at the price fixed for such publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication.