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    Mode of Payment Cash....Money Order is as good as cash


    In terms of modes of payment, one of the modes of payment is "cash".
    Is a Money Order as good as "cash" ?
    Karnataka SIC says so:

    3. On issue of summons, the Respondent has filed a written submission dated
    30.8.2007. Complainant’s representative states that the further fee sent though the money
    order is nothing but cash as the postal authority delivery the cash only. Respondent states
    that there is no provision in Karnataka Right to Information Rules, 2005 to pay the
    further fee through money order. However, the Commission noted that the money order
    sent by the applicant is as good as cash. Therefore, the Respondent should have accepted
    the money order and should have provided the relevant information. Therefore,
    Respondent wrongly rejected the request.

    Full decision can be seen at:

    http://karrti.kar.nic.in/rtidocument...38COM20071.pdf

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    Can members comment if anyone has experience of sending Money Order in lieu of "cash" ?
    Did the PIO accept ?
    Can we use this mode of payment in future ?


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    Re: Mode of Payment Cash....Money Order is as good as cash


    Good one karira
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    Re: Mode of Payment Cash....Money Order is as good as cash


    Please also see the following post for order of Orissa SIC on the same issue...money order is cash:

    http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/3394-q...html#post11712

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    Re: Mode of Payment Cash....Money Order is as good as cash



    Quote Originally Posted by karira View Post
    In terms of modes of payment, one of the modes of payment is "cash".
    Is a Money Order as good as "cash" ?

    Can members comment if anyone has experience of sending Money Order in lieu of "cash" ?
    Did the PIO accept ?
    Can we use this mode of payment in future ?
    dear sirs,

    Any authority should accept Money Orders.

    rakatkam.

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    Re: Mode of Payment Cash....Money Order is as good as cash


    CIC does not accept "Money Order" as a valid mode of payment:

    http://cic.gov.in/CIC-Orders/Decision_20032008_06.pdf

    In the absence of the Appellant, the Commission heard the Respondents
    who stated that the RTI-application was accompanied by a money order of
    Rs.10/- which is not the valid mode of payment for an RTI-application.
    However, they wrote to the Appellant that the information desired by him had
    been collected and that he should send Rs.24/- towards photocopy charges for
    12 pages. This also the Appellant did not do. The Commission, therefore,
    directs the Appellant to send the initial fee through a valid mode of payment so
    that his application can be replied to. In the meantime, the Commission directs
    the Respondents to send back Rs.10/- which the Appellant has sent through
    money order. In
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    Re: Mode of Payment Cash....Money Order is as good as cash


    Another decision of the CIC stating Money Order is not the correct form of payment.

    http://cic.gov.in/CIC-Orders/Decision_24032008_20.pdf

    On going through his RTI-request, the Commission found that the applicant had in fact remitted his RTI-fee through a Money Order which was not a valid mode of payment under the RTI-Act. The Commission, therefore, dismisses the case.
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    Re: Mode of Payment Cash....Money Order is as good as cash


    Since there are conflicting decisions of CIC and SICs on money order, it is advisable to adhere to mode of payment prescribed in RTI rules. For Gujarat please visit:

    Gujarat:
    http://www.rtiindia.org/guide/centre...mats-25/?ltr=G
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