Mode of Payment of Fees under Right to Information Act, 2005
Gazette Notification dated 22.12.2007 and 03.06.2008 by which the procedure for remittance of fee for providing information in the case of Public Authorities other than Government Departments is amended vide Government Order No. GO (P) No. 540/2007/GAD dated 18th December, 2007 as detailed below:
“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) of rule 3”.
Clauses c & d are specified as follows:
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 d) by Demand Draft/bankers cheque/pay order payable to the Public Information Officer/ Assistant Public Information Officer.
In view of the above Government Order, it is hereby informed that applications under Right to Information Act will only be accepted with application fee as per clause (c) and (d) of Rule (3) of the Right to Information (Fee and Cost) Rules 2006 and court fee stamp, postal orders and treasury chellan will not be accepted as application fees for the applications under the Right to Information Act, 2005.