Online RTI filing service extends to 37 central government ministries and departments

RTI-onlineRTI Online, earlier launched as a pilot project being restricted for information related to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), today extends to 37 central government ministries and departments, reports ET. The Indian citizens can now file RTI applications online in all central government ministries and departments in the national capital through this portal.

The list of ministries will now also include The President and Vice President’s Office, Ministry of Home Affairs, External Affairs Ministry and Union Public Service Commission. However, the facility is currently not proposed to be extended for field offices, attached or subordinate offices of the central government.

Currently, the information seeker can upload an application of not more than 3000 characters on the website with a minimal payout of INR 10. The payment can be made via credit cards, debit cards or net banking through SBI and its associated banks. In case an application contains more than 3000 characters, it can be uploaded as an attachment, by using column “Supporting document”.

On submission of an application, a unique registration number will be issued, which may be referred by the applicant for any future reference. An applicant can keep track of his application status through ‘View Status’ option in the RTI Online Portal. An e-mail alert will be sent to the applicant for the same. Though optional, an information seeker can also get sms alerts on his or her mobile about movement of the applications.

To know more about the portal, the citizens can get their queries answered on telephone number 011-24622461 during normal office hours.

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