It will be nice if you specifiy WHETHER THE RTI INVOLVES YOUR MATTER OR PUBLIC CAUSE?
RTIs are of different types. There should be a distinction between those that involve personal causes & those that are posed on public causes. The latter category of RTIs mainly aim at: Ushering in accountability, probing corruption, suggestions by way of thought proking questions etc.
AS IT IS THE PERSON INVESTS SO MUCH OF HIS/HER RESOURCES ON THE RTI, THE PIO/FA THEN DECIDES ON PERSONAL HEARING ETC. THESE INVOLVE MORE EXPENSES. WHY TAX HIM/HER EVEN MORE?
THUS, THE LATTER SORTS OF RTIs BE SERVICED AT NILL OR V.V. LESS ADDIONAL COSTS (If inevitable). CDs, Emails etc be explored in such cases. A CLEAR GUIDELINE IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR. TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, PROBITY, FAIRNESS IN ALL THAT IS DONE IN THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES BE ENCOURAGED.