KERALA RIGHT TO INFORMATION RULES

1. APPLICATION:

The rules provide for a format for application under RTI Act, which is annexed herewith.

2. FEES & CHARGES:

A. Application fee: Rs.10/- to be paid by affixing court fee stamp on the application or by bank’s demand draft or pay order/banker’s cheque in favour of ‘State Public Information Officer’ [or favouring ‘State Assistant Public Information Officer’, if application is submitted to SAPIO] or in cash against receipt. Paying in treasury is also a mode, but it is cumbersome. Affixing court fee is the easiest and cheapest mode. Applicants holding BPL certificate need not pay any application fee. Demand draft/pay order/banker’s cheque should be of public sector or scheduled bank, made payable at the place where application is being submitted to SPIO/ASPIO.

B. Other charges: Information in A-4 size paper….Rs.2 per page, Large size: actual cost, publications: actual cost. CD Rs.50/- per CD. Inspection: Rs.10/- each half-hour with first one hour free. These charges are to be paid in cash against receipt or by bank’s demand draft or pay order/banker’s cheque of a public sector or scheduled bank, in favour of ‘State Public Information Officer’ made payable at the place of SPIO.

3. APPEALS:

Rules provide for formats for first and second appeal/complaint. No fees are charged for appeals. Formats for appeals are annexed hereunder.

4. Contact details of KeralaState Information Commission:

TC 26/298 Punnen Road, Thiruvananthapuram [Kerala] 695039
Email: sic@kerala.nic.in Web: www.keralasic.gov.in

5. Useful website : www.rti.kerala.gov.in



6. Persons active in Kerala for RTI

Col NR Kurup (Retd) Tellicherry, Kannur District Kerala,
0490- 2320590 email id: colnrkurup@gmail.com



7. Format for RTI Application:

APPLICATION TO BE SUBMITTED FOR INFORMATION UNDER
RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

From
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To
The State Public Information Officer
______________________________
______________________________

(1) Full name of the applicant:

(2) Address:

(3) Particulars of information required
(Specify the category of subject also):

(4) Year to which the information pertains:

(5) Other relevant reference, if any:

Place:

Date: Applicant’s Signature

Note: Application fee of Rs.10/- is paid per court fee stamp affixed

on the top of this application.

OR by enclosing demand draft/pay order No. _______dated_______ of _____________bank
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8. First appeal format:

APPEAL TO BE SUBMITTED TO APPELLATE AUTHORITY
From
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To
Appellate Authority ,
.....................................................................
(Office Address)

1. Date of submission of Application to State Assistant Public information Officer/State Public Information Officer:

2. Particulars of Information sought (specify the nature, category and the year to which the information relates):

3. Name of Office/Department concerned with the information:

4. Particulars of the disposal of application by the State Public Information Officer:

9. Brief facts leading to appeal:

10. Other relevant information if any, that may deem necessary for deciding the appeal:

Place:

Date: Signature of the Appellant

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9. Second appeal/complaint format:



APPEAL/COMPLAINT TO BE SUBMITTED TO
KERALASTATE INFORMATION COMMISSION

From:
.....................................................................
.....................................................................

To
The State Chief Information Commissioner,
KeralaState Information Commission
TC 26/298 Punnen Road,
Thiruvananthapuram [Kerala] 695039

1. Date of submission of Application to State Assistant Public Information Officer/State Public Information Officer:

2. Date of submission of appeal to Appellate Authority(first appeal):

3. Particulars of Information sought (specify the nature, category and the year to which the information relates):

4. Name of Office/Department concerned with the information:

5. Particulars of the disposal of application by the State Public Information Officer:

6. Particulars of the disposal of first appeal by the Appellate Authority against which the appeal is preferred (Attach the copy of the
communication also) :

7. Date of receipt of the decision / order of the Appellate Authority (If decision/order passed):

8. Last date for filing the appeal:

9. Brief facts leading to appeal:

10. Other relevant information if any, that may deem necessary for deciding the appeal:

Place:

Date: Signature of the Appellant


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