Mode of Payment of Fees under Right to Information Act, 2005
Sub-rule (a) (i) of Rule 2 of the Kerala Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost Rules), 2006 issued under GO (P) No. 540/2007/GAD dated 18.12.2007 and published in the Extraordinary Gazette No. 2290 dated 27.12.2007 is amendment vide Extraordinary Gazette No. 1131 dated 03.06.2008, as follows:
The Government of India has enacted "Right to Information Act 2005" to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of Public Authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of any public authority. The Right to Information Act, 2005 received the President's assent on 15th June 2005 and was notified in Official Gazette on 21st June 2005. It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu & Kashmir.
The right to information includes an access to the information which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes the right to inspect the work, document, records, taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents / records and certified samples of the materials and obtaining information which is also stored in electronic form.
Any citizen can request for information by making an application in writing or through electronic means in English/official language of the areas, in which the application is being made together with the prescribed fees.
“provided that in the case of public authorities other than the Government Departments, the fee shall be remitted to the account of such public authority as provided in clauses (c) and (d) ”.
Clauses (c) & (d) are specified as follows:
Clause (c) by cash remittance against proper receipt in the Office of the Public Information Officer/Assistant Public Information Officer as the case may be,or
Clause (d) by Demand Draft/bankers cheque/pay order payable to the Public Information Officer/ Assistant Public Information Officer.