e-RTI facility extended to President Secretariat, MEA
Expanding the reach of Right to Information (RTI) in order to bring greater transparency in governance, the Union Government of India has extended the facility of e-filing of RTI applications to President and Vice-President’s secretariat and Foreign Ministry among others.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which acts as nodal ministry for implementation of Right to Information Act, has unveiled a website — www.rtionline.gov.in — to facilitate e-filing of applications and payment of fees.
The facility which in its pilot stage was limited to DoPT has been extended to Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Department of Consumer Affairs and Department of Food and Public Distribution, Department of Agricultural Research & Education, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Department of Commerce, Department of Disinvestment, Department of Public Enterprises and Ministry of Culture. The government plans to extend e-filing of RTI applications to all central ministries or departments through the website.
Note: Information related to the departments of State governments can’t be filed through this mode. If filed, the application would be returned, without refund of fee amount.