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Post offices should accept RTI petitions
ActIT Jammu, Projects, Java,, C# Training Jammu
Dear Editor,

Presently about 4500 out of about 160000 post-offices in the country provide a user-friendly service of accepting RTI petitions addressed to central public authorities without requiring any postal charges to be paid by RTI petitioners. Following a CIC-verdict recommending increasing number of such post-offices to 27000, Department of Posts went even beyond by deciding to provide such facility to all about one-and-half lakh post-offices in the country. But unfortunately Department of Posts changed its mind when the facility is still not implemented in all post offices of the country.

There are absolutely no practical problems in providing facility to accept RTI petitions addressed to central public-authorities without requiring postal charges at all post offices of the country. Every post-office, however small it may be, is attached with a big post-office where postal-bags containing registered and speed-post mail, cash, left-out postal-orders and other such important documents etc are sent on daily basis. RTI petitions received at these post-offices can also be sent in the same mail-bag to the concerned big post-office for their journey to concerned public-authorities.

Rather providing such a facility at all post offices will be a big saving to Department of Posts, because it will save huge amount in handling postal-orders at cost of rupees 39.99 if RTI petitions are sent through conventional method through normal-registered-speed post enclosing postal orders. Department of Posts should now take immediate steps to accept RTI petitions addressed to central public-authorities without requiring postal charges at all post offices of the country.

—Subhash Chandra Agrawal,

1775 Kucha Lattushah

Dariba, Chandni Chowk Delhi.

News Updated at : Friday, June 16, 2017
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