A person, who desires to obtain any information under this Act, shall make a request in writing or
through electronic means in English or Hindi or in the official language of the area in which the
application is being made, accompanied by a fee of Rupees Ten only( exempted for BPL on attaching a
document to prove that he belongs to the BPL category)
RTI application must be addressed to whom- To the the Central Assistant Public Information Officer or State Assistant Public Information Officer, as the case may be.
1. An application containing a request in writing to the State Public Information Officer or the
State Assistant Public Information Officer, as the case may be, made under sub-section (I) of
Section 6 for obtaining information, shall be accompanied with a court-fee of rupees ten.
2. Fee for providing information - Save as otherwise provided in the provision to sub-section (5) of Section '7, the State Public Information Officer or the State Assistant Public Information Officer, as the case may be, shall provide Information under sub-section (I), and sub-section (5), of Section 7 upon receipt or a request under Section 6, on payment of a fee of -
(a) rupees two, for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied; or (b) actual charge or cost price, for a copy in large size paper; or (c) actual cost price, for sample or model; or
(d) rupees five for each fifteen minutes or fraction thereof, for inspection of records; or (e) rupees fifty per diskette or floppy, for information provided in the diskette or floppy; or (f) actual charge fixed for publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts there from; for information provided in printed form.
Time frame for applying for appeal-Any person who, does not receive a decision within the time specified or is aggrieved by a decision of the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, may within thirty days from the expiry of such period or from the receipt of such a decision prefer an appeal to such officer who is senior in rank to the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer as the case may be, in each public authority.
The eligible citizen shall apply to the Designated Officer for obtaining the service in prescribed
form for that par-ticular service along with the documents required for providing the service. The
citizen shall get an acknowledgement in Form I after receipt of the application by the Designated
Officer or his / her authorised officer. The acknowledgement will be issued to the applicant in Form
I containing the due date of service if all the essential documents are attached with the
application. Otherwise the due date of service will not be mentioned. The citizen can get the
information of the status of the application by giving his No. and Date of receiving applica-tion in
the office of the Designated Officer, which are mentioned in the acknowledgement. The Designated
Officer shall cause to display all relevant information related to services, stipulated time limit,
Designated Officer, Appellate Officer and the Reviewing Officer on the Notice Board of the office
for convenience of the public. All documents that are required to be enclosed with the application
for receiving the service and the Forms appended to these Rules shall also be displayed similarly.
The Designated Officer can authorise any of his / her subordinate officer to receive the application
and issue acknowledgement. The name of the authorised officer will be displayed in the Notice Board.
For each service, the essential documents to be attached along with the application will be
displayed on the Notice Board by the Designated Officer. Accordingly, the applicant has to submit
the essential documents along with the application to make it complete in all respect. Due date of
service will be mentioned by the officer concerned only when the application is complete in all
respect. The Designated Officer on receipt of an application shall within the stipulated time limit
either provide service or reject the application and in case of rejection of application, shall
record the reasons for not providing service in writing and intimate to the applicant. Public
holidays shall not be included in the stipulated time limit for providing the service.