Government reduces fees for filing cases in the consumer courts

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has recently amended the Consumer Protection Rules, 1987 to make changes in the fees applicable for filing cases. As per the Notification dt.14 September, 2018 the applicable fees have been revised as follows:

(1) Up to five lakhs rupees – NIL
(2) Above five lakhs and less than 10 lakhs – Rs. 200
(3) Rs. 10 lakhs and above but not exceeding Rs. 20 lakhs – Rs. 400
Earlier fees for claims upto one lakh were Rs.100/-, from one lakh to five lakhs were Rs.200, above file lakhs and less than 10 lakhs were Rs.400 and above 10 lakhs upto Rs.20 lakhs were Rs.500.

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