Citizens can now file RTI applications online in all central government ministries and departments through a portal. This facility was launched by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, V Narayanasamy in New Delhi on 21 August 2013.The web address of the portal is www.rtionline.gov.in. The portal is a step towards ushering in greater transparency in governance through the Right to Information Act which mandates timely response to citizens requests for government information. It will enable tech savvy people to file applications at the click of a button.
An information seeker can submit a fee of ten rupees via Internet banking through State Bank of India (SBI) and its associate banks using the website. One can also use credit or debit cards.
Presently, the text of an application that can be uploaded in the prescribed column on the portal while filing application is confined to 500 words only.
In case an application contains more than 500 words, it can be uploaded as an attachment.
An applicant will get an alert on the mobile phone about movement of the application. Answers to queries related to the portal can be sought on the telephone number 011- 24622461 during normal office hours.
Where: New Delhi
When: 21 August 2013