Manual XVII

Other information

[Section 4(1) (b) (xviii)] 

  1. The person seeking information as per provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005 may apply on a plain paper giving particulars of information being sought and his/her correct address for communication to the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) concerned designated vide circular No. VCS/06-07/RTI/831 dated 30.03.2007 or to the Central Assistant Public Information Officer (CAPIO), Banaras Hindu University. The details of the CAPIO and the CPIOs are available on our website www.bhu.ac.in.
  1. Separate applications for seeking information on different subjects are required.
  1. A request for obtaining information under Section 6(1) shall be accompanied by an application fee of rupees ten by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheque or Indian postal order, payable to the Finance Officer, BHU.
  1. For providing the information under Section 7(1), the fees shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by MICR demand draft or banker’s cheque or Indian postal order, drawn in favour of “Finance Officer, Banaras Hindu University”, payable at Varanasi, at the following rates :

(a)   Rupees two for each page (in A4 or A3 size paper) created or copied;

(b)   Actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper;

(c)   Actual cost or price for samples or models;

(d)   For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour, and a fee of rupees five for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof).

 5.     For providing information under Section 7(5), the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by MICR demand draft or banker’s cheque or Indian postal order, payable to the Finance Officer, BHU at the following rates :

 (a)   For information provided in diskette or floppy rupees fifty per diskette or floppy; and

 (b)   For information provided in printed form at the price fixed for such publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the publications. 

6.     Normal postal charges are not a charge on applicant under the RTI Act. The information may be despatched to an applicant by a CPIO through Post Office under Postal Certificate. If postal charges are excessive because of the bulk of the information, the applicant may be informed so that he/she can have the choice of seeking postal delivery or collect the information himself/herself from the concerned CPIO.  

7.     The fees to be charged under Section 7(1) & (5) and the postage charges, as mentioned above, will be intimated to the applicant concerned and may be paid through cash receipt /demand draft/ banker’s cheque. However, the period intervening the dispatch of the said intimation and payment of fees shall be excluded for the purpose of calculating the period of supply of information, as provided under Section7(1) of the RTI Act 2005, of 30 days. 

8.     The fees charges can be deposited in cash in between 10.30 am and 1.30 pm on all working days in the Finance Office of the University or by MICR demand draft or banker’s cheque or IPO, drawn in favour of the “Finance Officer, Banaras Hindu University”, payable at Varanasi, to be submitted to the concerned CPIO or CAPIO along with the application.

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