exemption from fee under RTI act.



  • Is it possible to exempt from copying fee for getting papers from CPIO when all the correspondence related to the appellant only in regard of long pending issue?
    Kindly guide.


  • RTI Experts

    Depends.
    As per the RTI Act rules, fee exemption is applicable only to citizens who are below poverty line.
    However, we have not come across any CIC ORDER or notification which grants exemption from fee because of a long pending fee. The CIC has however passed orders with regard to charging of higher or exorbitant fee from applicants.
    http://www.aiu.ac.in/Administration/CIC_SA_A_2015_901116_M_176862.pdf


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