Based on application by Shri Anil Agarwal, CIC has recommended to DoPT to consider bringing the practice of receipt of applications and fees in conformity with Section 6(1) of the RTI Act through the fullest use of electronic means.
Therefore, there is no further information accessible under the RTI Act, 2005 and therefore held by the DoPT or under its control, which has not been provided thus far, which renders the appeal unsustainable. Nevertheless, under the authority vested in us in section 25(5) of the RTI Act this Commission recommends for the consideration of the DoPT, means of bringing the practice of receipt of application into greater conformity with section 6(1) of the RTI Act, through the fullest use of electronic means. Thus, the request of applicant Shri Agrawal in 1st appeal cited above may be examined seriously, with all aspects being considered including reliability of systems at present in place for payment by credit cards, before taking a decision on this subject.
The details of the application and the due process can be seen in the full decision of the CIC attached herewith.