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As reported at timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 1 November 2009 CHANDIGARH: When it comes to asking a question under Right to Information Act, be careful about what you wish to know, as you might just get the answer. A Panjab University LLM student, Varun Malik, who sought detailed replies for 19 queries including one regarding fines that hostellers had to pay over the past five years, has been asked to provide Rs 12.22 lakh as fees, because the varsity’s answers will need more than six lakh pages. Rs 2 per page is the charge that the questioner has to pay under the RTI Act. Malik alleged that the university’s move was intended to discourage him from seeking information that could cause various scams to surface. “It’s surprising that it would take so many pages to provide me the details,” he added. PU has sent two reminders to him for the payment and it has been mentioned in the letters that photocopying of the pages is almost complete. The university has also advised him to avoid using unparliamentary and threatening language while talking to its officials. Malik had asked the 19 questions on August 10 and replies were provided on September 9. However, not satisfied with the answers, he sought comprehensive information regarding all the questions. In one of their letters, PU authorities told Malik that as the kind of details sought by him could only be provided through photocopies of the relevant documents and for that, he would have to pay the requisite amount. Malik said he consented to paying Rs 2 per page for extra information at the time. However, he added that he was not told about the replies stretching into six lakh pages. He added that PU was pressuring him for the money and threatening him that they would have to take action for recovering the amount from him. Source: Earn your RTI: PU seeks Rs 12 lakh for reply - Chandigarh - City - The Times of India
As reported at timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 20 September 2009 CHANDIGARH: A law student of Panjab University had sought information under the RTI Act on poor students' welfare fund collected over the last five years, how much mess or canteen servant welfare fund was collected from hostellers in the last nine years and how much money under medical aid for mess and canteen staff was collected by hostellers in the last 15 years. However, the university recently refused to provide him some information, stating the applicant, being a resident of a Panjab University hostel, is aware of the rules. The information he has sought was in the rule book of the university, the authorities said. LLM student Varun Malik was provided with incomplete data. I got a reply that the information is in the rule book, and if I need documented information, I have to pay Rs 2 per page, Varun said. He was only given details on the poor students welfare fund collected by the university in the last five years. The fund collected from all the boys and the girls' hostels in the last five years crossed Rs 30 lakh, as per the RTI reply, but the authorities did not specify where the money was spent. Source: PU refuses student info under RTI Act - Chandigarh - City - NEWS - The Times of India