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Officials of Tadjikistan are allowed to receive payment for information2009-11-27 11:10
Now the officials of Tadjikistan are allowed to receive payment for the information they provide to the citizens of the country.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The relevant governmental decree was signed by President of the republic Emomali Rahmon.
According to Interfax, the purpose of money collection is the indemnification of expenses for making copies of documents, as well as of mailing expenses.
The decree concerns access to the data which is contained in official documents and does not constitute any state secret. According to the document, the following services may be chargeable: familiarization with a document, obtaining copies of documents, obtaining written statements that contain required information.
Besides, officials may also demand payment for "oral representation of the required information", as well as for "providing information on the source of requested information in official publications".
Officials are allowed to charge 35 somoni (about eight dollars) per one text page. At the same time, state institutions may request greater payment depending on the value of the information required.