The Union Government of India on 17 June 2013 extended the facility of e-filing the RTI application to President and Vice-President’s secretariat as well as Foreign Ministry. This move came up to ensure better transparency in governance.
To facilitate the e-filing of applications and payment of fees, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the nodal Ministry for implementation of Right to Information Act launched a new website www.rtionline.gov.in.
The new facility will help citizens to seek information online from different Ministries of Union Government like Food Processing Industries, Health & Family Welfare, Home Affairs, Information & Broadcasting and Road Transport & Highways by exercising their Right to Information.
Right to Information Act 2005
Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a– RTI Portal Gateway to the citizens for quick search of information on the details of first Appellate Authorities, PIOs and more amongst others, besides access to RTI related information / disclosures published on the web by various Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments.