No fee for appeals, says Information Commission

Updated - September 12, 2016 07:45 pm IST

Published - May 22, 2016 12:00 am IST - Thiruvananthapuram:

The Information Commission on Saturday said that RTI applicants need not pay fees for filing appeals before it.

In a release here, the commission said the RTI applicants need pay fees only for the applications they file before the State public information officer concerned.

No money orders

State public information officers would not accept fees as postal orders or money orders to furnish information on matters concerning the State government.

The Kerala Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules has fixed Rs.10 as fee for furnishing information.

Court fee stamp

It can be paid as court fee stamp, government treasury chellan (under the head 0070-60-118-99 receipts under the RTI Act 2005) or demand draft or bankers cheque or pay order that could be encashed by the information officer concerned.

Demand drafts and bankers cheques and pay orders could be used to pay the fee for getting information from public sector units, universities, and autonomous bodies.

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