Sunday, November 28, 2010

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

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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