Saturday, August 24, 2013

Now File your RTI online at

Get your Information from Government on your finger tips. Recently Government of India has started Online RTI file procedure for most of Ministry and Department.
This is a portal to file RTI applications/first appeals online along with payment gateway. Payment can be made through internet banking of SBI & its associate banks and debit/credit cards of Master/Visa. Through this portal, RTI applications/first appeals can be filed by Indian Citizens only for the main ministries/departments of Central Govt., located at New Delhi. RTI applications/first appeals should not be filed for other Public authorities under Central/State Govt. through this portal. There is no Payment for first appeals

Currently this site has a notice "Please do not file RTI applications through this portal for the public authorities under the State Governments, including Government of NCT Delhi. If filed, the application would be returned, without refund of amount."

Currently this is not applicable for State Government
An applicant who desires to obtain any information under the RTI Act 2005 can make a request
through this RTI Online Portal to only the Central Public Authorities of main
Ministries/Departments located at New Delhi initially. In the first phase, this facility is available
to Ministries/Departments/Apex Bodies mentioned in the list available in ‘GUIDELINES
The text of the application may be written in the prescribed column of the form. At present, the
text of the application is confined up to 500 characters only in the prescribed column of the
form.In case, the text of an application contains more than 500 characters, it can be uploaded as a
PDF attachment in the “Supporting Document” column of the form.

After filling the first page, applicant has to click on “Make Payment” button for
remittance of the prescribed RTI fee.

The applicant can pay the prescribed RTI fee through the following modes:
(i). Internet banking through SBI and its associated banks.
(ii). Using ATM-cum-Debit card of State Bank of India.
(iii). Credit/Debit card.
It may be noted that no RTI fee is required to be paid by any citizen who is below poverty line,
as per RTI Rules, 2012. However, the applicant must attach a copy of the certificate issued by
the appropriate government in this regard, along with the application.

On submission of an application, a unique registration number will be issued, which may be
referred by the applicant for any future reference.
It may be noted that the application filed through this RTI Online Portal will reach electronically
to the “Nodal Officer” of the said Ministry/Department and “Not” to the CPIO of the concerned
The Nodal Officer will transmit the RTI application, either electronically or physically to the
concerned CPIO