RTI stamps are very much required in the present scenario
Ref: Should government introduce RTI stamps for payment of fee under RTI?
Comment: It is very much required in the present scenario. Further the CIC should also ensure that the public authorities do not charge fee for first appeal. The first appeal is preferred only when PIO denies information or provides vague reply. If there is a fee for first appeal, the PIO will try to evade reply, compelling the applicant to pay for the first appeal or forget asking information. Instead of punishment to PIO, this rule helps public authority / delinquent PIO.
Name: S.P. Manchanda