My dear Raj Kumar
What we are discussing is the withdrawal of UPC facility, the cheapest mode of sending letters through post offices across India. This was most economic and useful for RTI applicant to seek info under RTI Act. As is confirmed by some learned members that UPc facility has since been withdrawn . One of the reasons mey be to dampen spirit of the ever increasing info seekers under RTI Act. I do not know why RTI activists have not raised a hue and cry on the issue?
Secondly someone in this forum has intimated that one can submit a RTI application to the post master with Rs 10 paid as the application fee. I have asked for clarification as RK PUram post office at secunderabad-500056 is not aware of such order and not accepting any application with a payment of Rs 10.
I was sending my application to the PIO with Rs 10 postal order enclosed insiae an envelop posted with appropiate postage stamps affixed. The envelop was then handed over to the post office under UPC which use to cost me Rs 3 per three letters to diff addressees. Post office use to acknowledge UPC which became a receipt by default. It worked as the recipient responded.
Now I am to send such letter by registered post as otherwise the PIOs may throw the unregistered letter to the nearest dust bin with no trace left .Post office will not take any responsibility for unregistered posts.
Whether it is sent by Speed post or by registered post it costs heaviliy for the common man.It is therefore a draconian step( withdrawal of UPC facility) and intend to discourage info seekers under RTI Act 2005.
I would therefore like to request Sri Issac one again to brief us on the alternative method of submitting the letter addressed to PIO to the post master.