1. Applicant filed RTI Application. Information supplied. During hearing of appeal against some information the applicant has submitted new question to be answered by same agency. Query : Is agency liable to answer new question of same applicant asked in same appeal. Is agency liable to charge Rs 50/- because of new question. Kindly guide in this regard as per RTI Act.
08 December 2011
Regarding your query no.1, the agency is not obliged to supply new information at the First Appeal level. you are required to submit a new RTI Application to obtain the new information.
Regarding your query no.2, the agency can't charge rs. 50 since they are governed by the RTI Rules on fee and cost issued by the appropriate Government.
10 December 2011
In case your information was supplied and you were satisfied, what for did you prefer appeal since appeal lies only against grievance on the existing matter. Whatsoever, there is no fees for first or second appeal. Presuming PIO has given you some new information which is relevant to your querry,you may be required to pay for copy of document required by you. No cost, other than whatever paid with original application i.e., Rs. 10/-.