வேளாண் துறை, புதுச்சேரி அரசு DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Union Territory of Puducherry

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RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 (NO. 22 OF 2005)


How to Apply under RTI Act, 2005


1. Introduction

Any citizen of India who desires to obtain any information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 may make a request to the Public Information Officer/Assistant Public Information Officer, preferably in the application format , in writing or through electronic means.


2. APPLICATION FEE

The application for obtaining information under sub-section (1) of section 6 of RTI Act, 2005, must be accompanied by prescribed application fee drawn in favour of concerned department / corporation / institutions etc. is payable at the local office where the application has been submitted. At present the application fee,which is subject to change from time to time, is as under:-

Application fee ₹ 10/- (Rupees ten only)
Mode of payment By cash against proper receipt or by demand draft/banker's cheque/Indian Postal Order drawn in favour of concerned departments / corporations / institutions / local bodies payable at local office where the application is submitted.

Persons who belong to BPL category are not required to pay the application fee provided necessary documents in support are produced.


3. ADDITIONAL FEE

In case it is decided to provide the information, the applicant shall be informed of the additional fees required to be deposited by him/her for the information sought and information shall be furnished after the deposit of the fee by the Requester, as per the Act.

In accordance to directives given in the above mentioned Gazette notification dated 16/09/2005, for providing the information under sub-section (1) of Section 7, an additional fee shall be charged. At present, the applicable rates, which are subject to change from time to time, are given as under:-

a. For each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied ₹ 2/- per page
b. For a copy in larger size paper Actual charge or cost price
c. For samples or models Actual cost or price
d. For inspection of records No fee for the first hour; 5/hour thereafter

Further, for providing the information under sub-section (5) of Section 7, the fee shall be charged at the following rates:-

a. For information provided in diskette or floppy ₹ 50/-(Rupees fifty only) per diskette or floppy
b. For information provided in printed form At the price fixed for such publication or ₹ 2/- per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication

4. APPEAL

In case the applicant does not receive a decision within the time specified in sub-section (1) or clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 7, or is aggrieved by a decision of the PIO, as the case may be, may within thirty days from the expiry of such period from the receipt of such a decision, prefer an appeal to the Departmental Appellate Authority.