Appeal to the Commission

  1. Any Appellant who is aggrieved with the decision of the Designated Officer, or by a failure to obtain a decision from that officer within the prescribed time limit set out in the Act, may appeal to the Commission by furnishing the information required in the sample Form annexed to these Rules
  2. The Appeal shall be lodged in the office of the Commission, and can be delivered in person or through registered post
  3. An Appeal shall normally be required to be made within two months of the grounds for the Appeal, having arisen
  4. Such Appeal shall be accompanied by the following documents duly verified as true copies by the Appellant
    1. A copy of the request for information submitted under Section 24 of the Act
    2. A copy of the reply, if any, received from the Information Officer
  • A copy of the appeal made to the Designated Officer under Section 31 of the Act
  1. A copy of the order, if any, received by the Designated Officer
  2. Copies of other documents relied upon by the Appellant and referred to in his or her appeal along with an index of the documents referred to in the Appeal
  1. An Appeal must be filed by the Appellant in duplicate
  2. The Commission may not ordinarily admit an Appeal unless the conditions set out in sub-rules (1- 5) have been met
  3. The Commission may, admit the appeal after the two-month period where the Appellant was prevented by a reason beyond his or her control from filing the appeal in time

Payment of fees:

1. Application Fees

  1. No Public Authority shall charge any fee to provide a Right to Information Application Form to a citizen making an information request
  2. No Public Authority shall charge any fee to process a Right to Information request
  1. Fees for Information

Unless otherwise prescribed, the following Fees may be charged by a Public Authority for provision of information in response to a RTI request

(i)Photocopying:

(a) Rs. 2/- (one side) and 4/- (both sides) of one paper, for the information provided on A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm) and smaller size paper
(b) Rs. 4/- (one side) and 8/- (both sides) of one paper for the information provided on paper that is Legal size (21.59 cm x 35.56 cm) and up to A3 (29.7 cm x 42 cm)
(c) Information provided on paper bigger than those mentioned above will be at actual cost.

(iii) Printout

(a) Rs. 4/- (one side) and 8/- (both sides) of one paper, for the information provided on A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm) and smaller size paper
(b) Rs. 5/- (one side) and 10/- (both sides) of one paper for the information provided on paper that is Legal size (21.59 cm x 35.56 cm) and up to A3 (29.7 cm x 42 cm)
(c) Information printed on paper bigger than those mentioned above will be at actual cost

(iii)Rs. 20/- for copying information onto a Diskette, Compact Disc, USB mass drive, or similar electronic device, provided by the citizen making the request

(iv) Actual cost for copying information onto a Diskette, Compact Disc, USB mass drive, or similar electronic device provided by the Public Authority

(v) Rs. 50/- per hour for the study or inspection of any document or material, or inspection of a construction site and if this takes longer than one hour, with the first hour of study/inspection being provided free of charge. This shall be without prejudice to the practice of public authorities which previously provided such inspection free of charge and which practice shall continue notwithstanding this sub-rule

(vi) Samples or models will be charged the actual cost

(vii) Information provided via e-mail will be free of charge