RTI :: GUIDELINES FOR SEEKING INFORMATION

  • Method of Seeking Information:

A citizen of India who desires to obtain any information under the RTI Act, should make an application to the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) in writing preferably in English, Hindi or Urdu. The applicant can send the application by post or can deliver it personally in the office of the CPIO (Room No. 21, Administrative Building) at the following address:
The CPIO
Maulana Azad National Urdu University
Gachibowli
Hyderabad
500032

  • Fee for Seeking Information:

The applicant, along with the application, should send an Indian Postal Order or a demand draft or a banker’s cheque of Rs10/- (Rupees ten), payable to MANUU as fee prescribed for seeking information.
The applicant may also be required to pay further fee towards the cost of providing the information, details of which shall be intimated to the applicant by the CPIO as prescribed by the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005. Rates of fee as prescribed in the Rules are given below:

  • rupees two (Rs.2/-) for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied;
  • actual charge or cost price of a copy in large size paper;
  • actual cost or price for samples or models;
  • for inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of rupees five (Rs.5/-) for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof);
  • for information provided in diskette or floppy rupees fifty (Rs.50/-) per diskette or floppy; and
  • for information provided in printed form at the price fixed for such publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication.

NOTE: *If the applicant belongs to below poverty line (BPL) category, he is not required to pay any fee. However, he should submit proof in support of his claim to belong to the below poverty line. The application not accompanied by the prescribed fee of Rs.10/- or proof of the applicant’s belonging to below poverty line, as the case may be, shall not be a valid application under the Act and therefore, does not entitle the applicant to get information.