Name of the Organization : Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Type of Facility : Request for Freedom of Information Act to Custodian
Country : Israel
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Official Website : https://www.moag.gov.il/Pages/HomePage.aspx
Request to the Custodian of Freedom of Information Act :
Freedom of Information Act :
** In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (1998), every Israeli citizen or resident is entitled to receive any information from any public authority (whether written, recorded, filmed, photographed or computerized).
Related : MOAG Application of Freedom of Information Law Israel : www.statusin.org/5611.html
** Accordant to the Freedom of Information Act, the handling of requests for information made to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is primarily based on the concept that accessibility and transparency are the authority’s obligation toward the citizen.
** The Freedom of Information Act states that it is the citizen’s right to obtain information from the public authorities, and it is the obligation of the authority to supply the information.
** The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is attempting to act not only within the letter of the law, with all its details and particulars, but also within its spirit, while strictly and carefully protecting the rights of the applicants as well as those of the subjects of the information requests.
Submitting a Request to the Custodian :
** In order to receive information, please submit a request by email to the ministry’s Custodian for the Freedom of Information Act at ilani AT moag.go.il
** Download request form to receive information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act
Payment of Fees :
According to Regulations 2 and 3 of the Freedom of Information Ordinances (Fees) 5759 – 1999, the reception of information accordant with the Freedom of Information Act requires the payment of a fee.
** The Cost of the Request Fee : 95 NIS
** A Locating and Handling Fee will be calculated according to the rate of 51 NIS for every hour of locating, sorting or any other labor related to the handling of the request, starting from the third hour.
** A Production Fee for the information will be calculated according to the rate of 1.28 NIS for every photocopied page or computer output page produced, or 5.07 NIS for each floppy disc that is handed out.
** The basic amount for receiving an obligation is 252 NIS.
Exemptions from the payment of fees :
** In order to avoid paying unnecessary fees, it is recommended to check whether the requested information exists on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s website.
** Information concerning the applicant himself is exempt from the request fee as well as the handling fee for up to 4 hours of labor.
About Us :
The Ministry shall work to develop agriculture in Israel and to consolidate the settlement in the spirit of the Zionist values to safeguard the State lands and its resources, to assure a supply of fresh, high quality food to the inhabitants of the State of Israel and to leverage the relative advantage of Israel’s agriculture.