SC: RTI Fees shall not Exceed Rs. 50/- per Application

March 22, 2018

In a case taken up by the Supreme Court, the Court has strictly directed that the fees for filling RTI application shall not exceed Rs.50/- and Rs. 5 for photocopying for all Government Authorities.

The Supreme Court’s response came in case filed by Common Cause, whereby the Petitioner had challenged the Allahabad High Court (RTI) Rules, 2006 on the ground that the same was in violation of several provisions of the RTI Act as Rule 4 of the impugned Rules stipulating a fee of Rs. 500/- per application was not in consonance with the scheme underlying RTI Act.