Sunday, November 28, 2010

Re: [RTI INDIA] Fwd: [rti-times] CIC recommends draft DoPT RTI Rules scrap application fee

Have you considered that there will be a substantial drop in 2nd appeals
if people have to pay to file 2nd appeals. Also the QUALITY of 2nd appeals
will improve once people start learning to pay for it.

What you dont know is that the DoPT has also proposed that the CIC
must be a self funding body earning its keep out of appeal fees and
the penalties it imposes.


On 11/29/10, Abhimanyu <> wrote:
> Rs. 250 for second appeal which sees day light after 6-8 months but no
> penalty for delay ???
> penalty for delay MUST be compulsory and shall be Rs. 50,000
> wake up RTI activists before its too late .
> On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 11:26 PM, veeresh kumar <> wrote:
>> In a bold move which is sure to be widely hailed, the Central
>> Information Commission (CIC) has reportedly recommended to the DoPT
>> that draft RTI Rules be amended to do away with the application fee
>> which is to accompany the RTI request.
>> The CIC has also recommended that upto 5 pages of photocopied
>> information may be provided free of cost to the applicants.
>> The other recommendations include,
>> 3) Beyond 5 pages and upto 20 pages Rs.2 per page copying charge
>> 4) Beyond 20 pages Rs.5 per page
>> 5) A maximum limit of 99 pages of copied information per RTI request.
>> 6) Fee of Rs. 50 for filing a first appeal
>> 7) Fee of Rs 250 for filing a second appeal to Central Information
>> Commission.
>> Informed sources claim the recommendations were approved by the
>> majority of Information Commissioners, with ICs Shailesh Gandhi and
>> Annapurna Dixit dissenting.

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