|INDIAN POSTAL ORDER
Of late RTI applicants are using Indian postal order [IPO] for paying filing fee and other charges.
I append below few rules which will be useful to RTI users:
0.50, 1, Rs.
2, 5, 7, 10, 20, 50 and 100/-.
For Rs.10 IPO commission is Re.1/-.
Each stamp should not exceed Re1.
Hence, say if you want to pay Rs.12 [and post office does not have denominations below Rs.10, you can buy IPO of Rs.10 and affix two postal stamps of Re.1 [ or 4 stamps of 50 paisa] each on its face.
This way IPO will be for Rs.12.
This facility of value addition is not applicable to IPO of Rs.100/-.
However, refund of lost IPO will not be made before expiry of 36 months from last day of the month of issue of IPO.
Claim for lost IPO should be made within 24 months from last day of month of issue.
If counterfoil is not available, then number, date and post office of issue should be mentioned in the application for refund.