Guidelines For The First Appellate Authorities

Right to Information Vis-ŗ-vis Other Acts

The RTI Act has over-riding effect vis-ŗ-vis other laws inasmuch as the provisions of the RTI Act would have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in the Official Secrets Act, 1923, and any other law foe the time being in force or in any instrument having effect by virtue of any law other than the RTI Act.

Free for Seeking Information

An applicant, along with his application, is required to pay a sum of Rs. 10/- as application fee in case or by way of a demand draft or a bankerís cheque or an Indian Postal Order payable to the Accounts Officer of the public authority,\. The applicant may also have to pay additional fee, as prescribed by the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 foe supply of information as gives below:

  1. rupees two (Rs.2/-) for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied;
  2. actual charge or cost price of a copy in Larger size paper;
  3. actual cost or price for samples or models;
  4. for inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of rupee five (Rs. 5/-) for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof);
  5. for information provided in diskette or floppy rupees fifty (Rs50/-) per diskette of floppy; and
  6. for information provided in printed from at the price fixed for such publication or rupees two par page of photocopy for extracts from the publication.

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