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Rti fees payment (court fee stamp)





I have a query regarding payment of fees that is Rs10/- rti fee in state of Maharashtra


I do know court fee is accepted as payment.


Q1. I wanted to confirm whether it can be used while filing to non-government bodies but getting some aid from government.

i.e schools, colleges, medical institutes, etc

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Please do suggest if applicable some other mode of payment and in whose favour should I make it.

eg. DD in favour of xyz. IPO in favour of XYZ etc

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Dear member, kindly refer to following link.


Mahrashtra RTI Rules - Guide






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Please go through the MAHARASHTRA RTI RULES



A. Application fee: Rs.10/- to be paid by IPO or bank’s demand draft or banker’s cheque in favour of public authority from whom information is sought or in cash at the concerned office against receipt or by affixing court fee stamp. Applicants holding BPL certificate need not pay any application fee.


Court fee stamps are available with stamp vendors or advocates. Court fee stamp is the best way of paying application fee, unless you are filing from other state.

B. Other charges: Information in A-3 or A-4 size paper….Rs.2/- per page, Large size: actual cost, publications: actual cost. CD Rs.50/- per CD. Postal charges are extra, unless collected in person. If govt has fixed charges for documents/maps etc, then such charges are payable.

Actual Inspection: Rs.5/- each 15 minutes or part thereof with first hour free.

Other charges are payable by bank’s demand draft or banker’s cheque or money order in favour of public authority from whom information is sought or in cash at the concerned office against receipt.

Rules provide for format for first appeal [Annexture-B]. For second appeal annexture-C is prescribed. Appellant has to affix court fee stamp of Rs.20/- for first and second appeal. Formats for appeals are available in English at www.State Information

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