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1/5/2011-IR Government of lndia Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension Department of Personnel & Training ****** North Block, New Delhi Dated April 26,201 1

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The Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs (except J&K) The Registrars of all High Courts The Registrar of the Supreme Court

Subject:- Harmonization of fee payable under the Right to lnformation Act. 2005. ***** Sir. Sections 27 and 28 of the Right to lnformation Act, 2005 empower the appropriate Governments and the Competent Authorities to make rules to prescribe,inter-alia, the fees payable under the Act. In exercise of the powers. the Central Government, State Governments, High Courts etc. have notified rules. It has been observed that the fee prescribed by different appropriate Governments/Competent Authorities is at great variance. 2. The 2"d Administrative Reforms Commission has, in this regard recommended that the States should frame Rules regarding application fee in harmony with the Central Rules and ensure that the fee should not become a disincentive for using the right to information. 3. All the States/Competent Authorities are, therefore, requested to kindly review their Fee Rules and to prescribe fee in consonance with the fee prescribed by the Government of lndia. A copy of the Right to lnformation (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 notified by the Government of lndia is enclosed for ready reference.
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Kindly inform us of the action taken in this regard. r fait s

(K.G. Verma) Director Tel. 2309 21 58

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MINLSTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLlC Gm.irANCES AND P'WSIONS
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G.S.R. 336.1111 urercise of the powers confc&d by clauses @) and (c) orsub-section (2) of Section 27 of tlw Right to I n f o d t i o n Act, 2005 (22 d2005). the Central Governnient hereby niakcs ll~crollowinarules,namely.:-

cia~ulq, 2005.

I; ~11olt v com~nencement-41)Thcse rule ulayk r n ~ ~ UleRigllt ts inrormtio~l title d ed (Regululnlion 01~minnd
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(2) They s h l l COllle illto force on Ihc dale oitl~cirp~~blict~lioi~ Oficini a~XctLc. in ll~c . 2. Detinition+In the mles, ualcss the colites\ otljc~wise requires,(a)
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'Act' means theRiglrt to Infomution Act.2005;
'scction' nlcans section of tllc Act;

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not io all ocher words and espressions used licrei~ibut delilid awl dcfi11~d tlic Act slull liave the meani~igs \ assig~~edUI~IIIin the Act. to

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3. A request for obtaillingjnfornlationu~~der 'sub-section (1) of Sectioli A shull be accolnpilnicd by an applicalioii fce.of rupees ten by way of casll against proper. receipt or by deliiaild drill or bilikers chcc]uc payab!c lc llle Acmu~lts . Officer of thepublic authority.
. A . for providing the infornulion under sub-scctiol;(l) of Scclio1l7, tlic k c sIi:lll be cl~arged \\a). orcasli by againsiproper receipt or by dalmld draft or ba~lkers cl~cquej~ayablcUie Accoullts OffIcerof tlle public alltllorily at tile to foll&ingrates :-

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filpses two foreacli page (in.A-4 or A-3 size piiper) crcjtcd or copicd: actual c)~orgc cost price O a copy in larger s u e pilpcr:, or f actual cost or price for saniples or ~nodcls; and for i~~sycclion orrccords. ~ ~ o f c ' e ~lic IIOUI;311da O ~ I I I ~ C CfSi ~ . c I ~ ~ r ~ 111111ulcs~fri~cl~o~l rot firs1 re2 i l ~ f i (01 ~ ~ ~ i l thcreoo Uweafter.

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.5. Fdr providing tile ihonuzition under sub-section (5) ofsectidn 7.111~ sllell be clulrged by way O CaSll fce f against proper receipt or by dcniand draft or bankers, clleque poyablc to t l ~ Accounts Ollicerof llicpublic autliorib'ai tllc c followingrates :(a)
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for i n f o m u t i o ~ ~ provided in disketlc or floppy nipcesfiftypcr diskcnc-ornopp~, and price fixed Cur s11c11 p~~blic:lboii mpces tWo pCrpogC Oi or for i ~ s o r r n ~ l i provided in priutcdtor\n tl~c on pl~otocopy extracts Iron1 Ule publication. for F.No. 340121SfS)nM)S-E!~~1 (1 8 HARI KUMAR Dilector

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New Dclhi, tbe 27th Cmober. 2005 . : . . . *. . . , ' . G8.R 6 k 1 @ . h mcrcis o the -s )f r &by c~auscs pod-'ic) ofs~b.sa(ion(2)"ofs+ahh 27 6) o t c night t tn fh ohct, 2005 (22 o i 0 ) thc CCIW ~ovtlnmm f05, bmby makts the following rules to amend the E h to Information platio ion o F a and Cosi) R u b , 2005, namely .gl f
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I. Shon title .ad unme-(1) and Con)(hue-) 2005.
2. In the Rigklu M m o n @@Iion claurt shall be 'substimud Mmcly :-

These rulea may be callcd tbe hght tolnthdon ~ c a d F e c

(2) They shall mme into force on thc date o k i r pubbcatioo i the Official G a l a . f n

of Fee and Cosr) Rules. 2005. i rule 4, for clause (d). the following n

"(d) for impation of nmrdg no f c for'the 6rst hour; and a f c o rupees five for each sukqupn e e f hour (of hciion therwf)."

I Na 34012@(S80RW5-ESL @)I E
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Nok :-The principal nUea were publishrd in tbe Oszate o India vide Mini- o Pcrsmml. h l i c Ori~rievaracmand f f &miom (DqammtofPEwmnd and Rairung) m(iRQton No. 3401218(SY2005-Em@) d&l16tb Sepambs, 2005 (No. G.S.R. 336 dated 1st Dclobtr, 2005, Part II, Sstion 3, Subsfdon (i)].

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THE GAZEITE OF INDIA :ETlRAORDINARY p*~rn-&. 3(i)] ' M I N I S ~ Y PERSONNEL, P ~ L H GRIEVANCBANDPEWIO~ OF : c
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T k rules may be calledthc Righf to Information (kgubtion ofFctand
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(2) They shall come into forceonthe date dthtirpublicati~inIbc Of6cial Garme

2 In cla: Rghl lo InformaIion (RcgulaIion &Fee and @st) Rules, 2005,-

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(a) in rule 3, afler the words "bankers cheque".'~wor& "or I d m Postal Order" shall be i n d w c .
@) m rule 4. afur (hc words bank^ cbqw". the WM&"or Indm Postal Or&< shall be lnsencd

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(c) iri rule 5, afur tbc words."bankers cheque"; Ihe words "or IndianPostal Order" slldlbc k r k d ;
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C.B. PALIWAL. It. S e q

Note :-The principal rules wcrc published in the Gazetteof

E x - r d i w ,Pan 1 . Section 3, Subwtion (i), 1 dab=dh e 1nOccober. 2005 vide rmmberG.S.R 336'dalcd1k116(h Seplder, 2005 and wereamcnded\,ide numterG.S.R 6 4 9 0 dmed the 27th C~&~EZ, 2005.

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