Jaipur: Very soon, you would be able to demand information under right to information (RTI) online.
The Rajasthan government is introducing an online system to file your query under the RTI Act online. The administrative reforms department has collaborated with the state information commission to process RTI applications on the internet.
RP Jain, principal secretary of the department, said that an online system for RTI has already been put into place and would be opened to the people within a couple of months. "We are developing an electronic platform to make RTI available online. Any applicant can file application online by logging into the site which we are developing," Jain told DNA. He said that the applicant would also be able to remit the fees for seeking information online.
The applicant can file his query for which he would be provided with an acknowledgement number or a receipt. Jain said that the initiative to make RTI online is a revolutionary decision.
People travel long distances to file their queries. They would no longer have to sweat it out in the offices for the hearing on the appeals as well. "It would save the people a lot of trouble and time," Jain said citing the harassment faced by the people when their dates for the appeal are postponed. In future, the information and schedule of their appeals would be made available online.
Officials with the department said that making RTI online is a part of the government's plan to remodel the way RTI is implemented in state.