Union Government launches RTI online web portal


New Delhi: The Government of India has launched a common web-based platform for filing online RTI applications in all central institutions, including Ministries, Departments and Commissions, which are covered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005.

Speaking at the launch of the portal in New Delhi today, Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and PMO, Shri V Narayanasamy said that the RTO online web portal is another milestone in the regime of RTI that will further promote participation of our citizens in the process of governance and policy making decisions of the Government.

He said though presently this facility has been provided to Central Ministries, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) will consider extending this facility to the subordinate and attached offices of Central Government also. The Minister also appealed to the State Governments to consider developing similar facility of filing online RTI applications. Referring to the RTI Act as one of the biggest achievements of our democracy, he said that it has empowered the citizenry in an unprecedented manner to participate in nation building by promoting transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.

The RTI online web portal has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) at the initiative of (DoPT). The url of this portal is www.rtionline.gov.in.

This is a facility for the Indian Citizens to file RTI applications online and first appeals and also to make online payment of RTI fees. The prescribed fees can be paid through Internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks as well as by Credit / Debit cards of Visa / Master, through the payment gateway of SBI linked to this site. This facility is available for all the Ministries / Departments of Govt. of India.

This system provides for online reply of RTI applications / first appeals, though reply could be sent by regular post also. This system works as RTI MIS also. The details of RTI applications received through post could also be entered into this system. The citizens can also check the real time status of their RTI applications / first appeals filed online.

Kerala IT News
Source: PIB


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