e-IPO to enable overseas Indians to pay RTI fee online


New Delhi: The Department of Posts under the Ministry of Communications & IT in association with the Department of Personnel & Training has launched the Electronic Indian Postal Order (e-IPO) facility to enable Indian citizens abroad to pay RTI fee online.

This is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal www.epostoffice.gov.in. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in.

At present, this facility is available only for Indian Citizens abroad across the globe to facilitate them to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. Both Debit and Credit Cards of any Bank powered by Visa / Master can be used for this purpose. All the requirements for filling an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc; as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 will continue to apply.

The applicant needs to register on the website to create his / her profile for the first time. The person has to select the Ministry / Department from whom he / she desires to seek information under the RTI Act and the e-IPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry / Department only. A printout of the e-IPO is to be attached with the RTI application sent in hard copy. In case RTI application is filed electronically, e-IPO is required to be attached as an attachment.

Kerala IT News
Source: PIB


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