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Cabinet approval - Additional modes of payment for RTI

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As reported in thestatesman.net on 28 September 2008:

The Statesman

 

Cabinet approval

 

KOLKATA, Sept 26 : The state Cabinet yesterday approved the amendment to the West Bengal Right To Information Rules 2006. allowing other forms of payment like non-judicial stamp paper, demand draft and postal order to be used in addition to “court fees” amounting to Rs 10 which a person wishing to get information under these rules has to furnish with his application. Mr Sandip Srimani, government counsel informed this to the Division Bench of Mr S S Nijjar, Chief Justice and Mr Justice Sanjib Banerjee of Calcutta High Court today. The Division Bench suggested that the proposal of paying cash of this amount for the application be also considered. The amendment follows a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by Human Rights Law Network seeking that non-judicial stamp paper, demand draft and postal order be taken with such application as fees beside “court fees” which are only available in the court premises .

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Other states like M.P., Jharkhand, Uttaranchal should also amend rules to this effect.

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