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Procedure for Requesting Information under RTI in Tamil Nadu

Application:

Apply in plain paper (No form is prescribed) in English or Tamil to the concerned Public Information Officer of the public authority.

  • No reason for seeking information need be given or should be asked;

  • There is no specified form;

A. Fee for application:

  • Fee payable is Rs.10/-

  • It can be paid by cash or by postal money order or by affixing court fee stamp or by Demand Draft or Bankers’ Cheque

  • It can be paid in SBI / RBI through any Government treasury, sub-Treasury / Pay and Accounts Office under the following head of Account:

  • 0075. Miscellaneous General Services – 800. Other Receipts – BK. Collection of fees under Tamil Nadu Right to Information (Fees Rules) 2005.(DPC: 0075 00 800 BK 0006)

  • By direct payment in cash in offices with facilities to receive Cash.

B. Fee for Other Charges:

  • Fee payable is Rs.2/- per page created / copied for A4 / A3 sizes;

  • Actual charges for larger paper;

  • Actual cost / price for samples / models;

  • For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour, and a fee of Rs.5/-  for every one hour (or fraction thereof) there after.

  • For information provided in diskette or floppy Rs.50/- per diskette or floppy and

  • For information provided in printed form at the price fixed for publications or Rs.2/- per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication.

  •        It can be paid   as a Demand Draft or Bankers Cheque or by way of Treasury Challan throughSBI / RBI or through any Government treasury, sub-Treasury / Pay and Accounts Office under the following head of Account ;
0075. Miscellaneous General Services – 800. Other Receipts – BK. Collection of fees under Tamil Nadu Right to Information (Fees Rules) 2005.

 (DPC: 0075 00 800 BK 0006)

It can also be paid by way of cash against proper receipt.

Some DOs and DON’Ts:

  • Ask the information specifically listing them (1), (2), (3), etc.

  • Do not write long history of the case or other extraneous comments that will confuse the issue;

  • Give your contact address clearly.

Be brief and to the point. For example, merely write, like,

"Under the RTI Act, kindly supply the following information:

1)

2)

3)

.. .. ….

.. .. ….

My address for communication is:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

 

I enclose the requisite payment as

……………

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

………………… "

 

  • There is no need to mark a copy to Information Commission or Appellate Authority at the first stage of application as it will be premature and won’t be acted upon.

  • Nor try to route it through them as it will only delay the papers with no advantage;

  • Kindly be polite in the correspondence. Rudeness will not get any better results!

  • There is no need to pay any fees on appeals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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