COURT FEES DETAILS

 

 

 

COURT FEES

In the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, as initially enacted by the legislature, there was no provision for any court fee/fees. But experience has shown that undue advantage of the above provision was being taken by some persons, by filing frivolous complaints. With a view to provide a check, the framers of the legislation have amended the Act and as per the provisions of the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003, which has come into force w.e.f. 15.3.2003, it has been provided that every complaint filed under the Act shall be accompanied with such amount of fees payable in such manner as may be prescribed.

FEES STRUCTURE TO FILE COMPLAINT

S.NO.

TOTAL VALUE OF GOODS OR SERVICES AND THE COMPENSATION CLAIMED

AMOUNT OF FEE PAYABLE

(1)

(2)

(3)

DISTRICT FORUM

1.

UPTO ONE LAKH RUPEES – FOR COMPLAINANTS WHO ARE UNDER THE BELOW POVERTY LINE HOLDING ANTYODAYA ANNA YOJNA CARDS

NIL

2.

UPTO ONE LAKH RUPEES – FOR COMPLAINANTS OTHER THAN ANTYODAYA ANNA YOJNA CARD HOLDERS

RS.100

3.

ABOVE ONE LAKH AND UPTO FIVE LAKH RUPEES

RS.200

4.

ABOVE FIVE LAKHS AND UPTO TEN LAKH RUPEES

RS.400

5.

ABOVE TEN LAKHS AND UPTO TWENTY LAKH RUPEES

RS.500

STATE COMMISSION

6.

ABOVE TWENTY LAKH AND UPTO FIFTY LAKH RUPEES

RS.2000

7.

ABOVE FIFTY LAKH AND UPTO ONE CRORE RUPEES

RS.4000

NATIONAL COMMISSION

8.

ABOVE ONE CRORE RUPEES

RS.5000