Using Postage Stamps as RTI Fee Not Feasible

rtiA decision of the Central Information Commission to use postage stamp as fee for information under the Right to Information Act is not legally feasible, a committee has said. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told the  Lok Sabha in a written reply that a committee comprising officials from his ministry, the Department of Posts and the CIC went into the issue of using postage stamps as a mode of payment for RTI fee. The panel found that it is “neither legally feasible nor feasible from accounting point of view”. He said the report of the committee has been accepted by the “competent authority”. Singh said the Centre has already launched an online RTI portal for filing applications, including online payment. The facility of electronic India Postal Order has also been put in place. In August, 2013 a full bench of CIC had urged the Department of Personnel to consider accepting of RTI stamps as a mode of payment of RTI fee and costs.(PTI)

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3 Responses to Using Postage Stamps as RTI Fee Not Feasible

  1. Mazher Mehmood says:

    The Japan military administration provisionally issued Showa series stamps for sale to the public in the South East Asia occupied territories ,the occupied territories were Hong Kong ,Burma, Andaman and Nicobar Islands,Malaya,N.Borneo,Sumatra,Java Naval occupation areas in Dutch East Indies and the Philippines.
    Total 13 values stamps of Showa series issued provisionally 1,2,3,4,5,5,7,8,25,30,and 50 sen values and highest value 1 yen lord Buddha were put on sale for public, according to a circular issued by JMA only 5 stamps per value was allowed for sale. at a time. People couldn’t afford to purchase stamps due to economic depression, therefore 1 Yen Lord Buddha was out of reach for a common man during WW2.
    Extensive research carried out pertinent to Showa one yen Lord Buddha on cover postally
    Used on or First day cancellation in the South East Asia region during the WW2. Findings are as follows
    Only 06 postaly used covers exists 1-01 cover sold by Numistamps valued USD 49000
    2-02 covers in collection of two philatelist in Malaysia
    3-Three covers in collection of philatelist in Pakistan .
    It is difficult to find one yen Lord Buddha stamp affixed to cover issued during the war, search for such covers fruit comes through patience
    Mazher Mehmood
    Philatelist

  2. Dear Sir
    Thank you very much for support.Thanks to Phila Mirror
    Mazher Mehmood
    Philatelist

  3. Thank you very much for posting information pertinent to one yen Lord Buddha postal cover

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