DG Shipping increased MMD Fees this year and also started online payment of fees.
MMD Fees once deposited are non-refundable !
In my case when MMD Delhi refused my GMDSS Endorsement renewal because of COP Checker, I was forced to go to MMD Kolkata and my fees deposited at Delhi was never returned. At MMD Kolkata I saw that fees validity is only 3 months ! Again I never found any DG Shipping Circular for it, making me wonder does each MMD follow this uniformly or is there discrepancy here too !
The sad part was that I found some mariners whose online fees was deducted and still the webpage was reported to show Fees not received. While other e-commerce portals have clear refund policies, MMD e-governance has neglected such clear instructions. I am attaching my RTI letter in word format for interested mariners to download.RTI DG Shipping Fees (zip) [9.23 KB]