Information is power in the 21st century and it can not be free. GST could be the world’s first public tax to subsume ‘Information’ too. Reportedly, in a one of its kind step, the Madhya Pradesh Housing and Infrastructure Development Board in a revert to a right to information petition charged 9% GST for the same.
Ajay Dubey who is an activist and vocal about corruption in public administration had sought an RTI on the total expenditure incurred by the Madhya Pradesh Housing and Infrastructure Development Board for the renovation of its RERA office in the state. However, he was surprised and confused when he had to pay Rs 43 for the same.