A citizen who desires to seek some information from a public authority is required to send, along with the application (a Postal order or DD (Demand draft) or a bankers’ cheque) payable to the Accounts Officer of the public authority as fee prescribed for seeking information. For online RTI applications, the payment of RTI Fees needs to made digitally (online) only.
However, the Citizens belonging to Below Poverty Line Category may seek exemption from payment of RTI fees duly producing the proof of BPL Category.
The applicant may also be required to pay further fee towards the cost of providing the information, details of which shall be intimated to the applicant by the PIO as prescribed by the RTI ACT.
Detailed Fee structure under RTI Act is as mentioned below:
Fees to be paid along with application
?.10/- by Demand Draft / Bankers’ Cheque / Indian Postal Order payable to the concerned Public Information Officer, payable at the Place of CPIO. The fees can be paid by way of Cash also (if application is submitted in the branches).
Charges for Copying / Creating:
a) For A4 or A3 size paper
b) For Larger size paper
a) ?.2.00 per page.
b) Actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper
Samples or Models
Actual Cost or Price
Inspection of Records
No fee for the first hour; a fee of ?.5.00 for each subsequent hour or a fraction thereof .
Information in Diskette or floppy
?.50.00 per diskette or floppy
Information provided in printed form
At the price fixed for such publication or ?.2.00 per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication.