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Now use ordinary postal stamp as s rti fee's


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Prasad GLN

The proposal to consider and reference to the committee was wrongly reported in several prominent news papers as acceptance of postage stamps as RTI fee.

It was just a proposal referred to a committee and the committee rejected the proposal and govt., accepted their recommendation.

The proposal to accept postal stamps was permanently shelved and postal stamps can not be used as RTI fees. Please educate to new members, who are under wrong impression with such news paper reports.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Dear Rathavaji, kindly read the decision carefully. CIC has simply recommended for postal stamp and related lines of decisions are reproduced below.

 

"The*Commission*strongly*recommends*Department*of*Personnel*and*Training*to*adopt

the*one*year*old*proposal*of*the*Department*of*Posts,*which*is*very*user*friendly*and

avail*the*opportunity*of*giving*New*Year*Gift*to*the*citizen*by*permitting*and*publicising

the*use*of*ordinary*Postal*Stamps*for*payment*of*RTI*fee,*as*this*would*go*a*long*way*in

setting*out*the*practical*regime*of*right*to*information*for*citizens*to*secure*access*to

information."*

 

But it was rejected.

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koteswararaonerella

government wants payment of certain fee to the exchequer and whether it is through postal /revenue stamps / court fee stamps or IPO in any case they realise the required money but if it is normal postal stamps then there will be scarcity of such stamps for normal postal work as the RTI activists all over the country , they consume bulk and thus the government did not favour with this proposal.

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karira
government wants payment of certain fee to the exchequer and whether it is through postal /revenue stamps / court fee stamps or IPO in any case they realise the required money but if it is normal postal stamps then there will be scarcity of such stamps for normal postal work as the RTI activists all over the country , they consume bulk and thus the government did not favour with this proposal.

 

The Postal Act does not allow use of postage stamps for any other purpose, except postage.

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RAVEENA_O

If the Government wants, it can make special stamps like Central Recruitment Fee Stamps being sold by Postal Department. With reduction of postal business, the infrastructure and manpower is being used for other commercial activities, like Banking, Insurance, Railway Ticket Booking etc.

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Prasad GLN

The objections by Committee are on accounting. Now post offices are doing many jobs including MOS for Prasadam of TTD, Bhadrachalam and TTD Darshan. Selling of stamps of RTI and treating them as heavy consumption is absurd, as applicants are not that many.

(The objections are not from Postal dept.,.Infact they can accept Money orders also, which is more convenient to all. Committee has not looked into MO angle)

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koteswararaonerella

i definetely agree with Sri.Karira that some special stamps can be printed of Rs. 5 and 10/-and can be supplied along with normal postal stamps/ envelops.

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