(a) "Act" means the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005);(b) "Commission" means the Central Information Commission constituted under sub-section (I) of Section12 of the Act;(c) "First Appellate Authority" means an oficer in the public authority who is'senior in rank to the CentralPublic Information Oficer to whom an appeal under sub-section (1) of Section 19'cif the Act lies;(d) "Registpar" means an oficer of the Commission so designated and includes an Additional Registrar,Joint Registrar and Deputy Registrar;(e) "Section" means a Section of the Act;(f)all other words and expressions used herein but not defined in these rules shall have the same meaningsassigned to them in the Act.
Provided that no application shall be rejected only on the ground that it contains more than five hundred words.
(a) rupees two for each page in A-3 or smaller size paper;
(b) actual cost or price of a photocopy in large size paper;
(c) actual cost or price for samples or models;
(d) rupees fity per diskette or floppy;
(e) price fixed for a publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication;
(f) no fee for inspection of records for the first hour of inspection and a fee of rupees 5 for each subsequent hour or fraction thereof; and
(g) so much of postal charge involved in supply of information that exceeds fity rupees.
(a) in cash, to the public authority or to the Central Assistant Public Information Oicer of the public authority,as the case may be, against a proper receipt; or(b) by demand drat or bankers cheque or Indian Postal Order payable to the Accounts Oficer of the publicauthority; or(c) by electronic means to the Accounts Oficer of the public authority, if facility for receiving fees throughelectronic means is available with the public authority.
(i) a copy of the application submitted to the Central Public Information Oicer;
(ii) a copy of the reply received, if any, from the Central Public Information Oficer;
(iii) a copy of the appeal made to the First Appellate Authority;
(iv) a copy of the Order received, if any, from the First Appellate Authority;
(v) copies of other documents relied upon by the appellant and referred to in his appeal; and (vi) an index of the documents referred to in the appeal.
(a) if he had filed an appeal before the First Appellate Authority and the First Appellate Authority or any other person competent to pass order on such appeal had made a final order on the appeal; or(b) where no final order has been made by the First Appellate Authority with regard to the appeal preferred, and a period of forty five days from the date on which such appeal was preferred has elapsed.
(i) receive oral or written evidence on oath or on affidavit from concerned or interested person;(ii) peruse or inspect documents, public records or copies thereof;(iii) inquire through authorised officer further details or facts;(iv) hear Central Public Information Oficer, Central Assistant Public Information Oficer or the First AppellateAuthority, or such person against whose action the appeal is preferred, as the case may be;(v) hear third party; and(vi) receive evidence on afidavits from Central Public Information Officer, Central Assistant Public Information Officer, First Appellate Authority and such other person against whom the appeal lies or the third party.
(i) service by the party itself;
(ii) by hand delivery (dasti) through Process Server;
(iii) by registered post with acknowledgement due;
(iv) by electronic mail in case electronic address is available.