Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wants to make government functioning more transparent to people and it is his desire to get relevant information online. AAP is active and positive for it.
With the launch of e-RTI portal, Filing an RTI application with the Delhi government is now just a click away. By implementing this system, Delhi became the second state of India where citizens are capable of filing RTI online. Maharashtra was the first state to implement.
According to Kejriwal, he thinks that the more transparent government is, the more relevant public services can be established. Kejriwal was himself an RTI activist before he jumped to politics. By applying e-RTI, citizens will get all relevant information online and the working system of government becomes more transparent.
“There is a need to take the RTI to the next level. If all governments put all relevant information, which affects people’s lives and helps in bettering transparency, there won’t be any need to file RTI to seek information,” said Kejriwal while addressing Delhi government officials after launching e-RTI portal of Delhi government.
“For example, if the concerned department puts daily sales reports of the ration shops online, people won’t have to file RTIs to seek information. People of respective areas would be able to straightaway verify the claims. Similarly, the PWD can put measurement book and bills of all work online…As next step we will try to put all information online so that people won’t have to file RTIs,” he added further.
This portal will allow and share the information of 172 various departments of Delhi government which covers the office of the chief minister and his ministers.
Designed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), this portal facilitates the filing of an application, payment of fees and getting replies online. Moreover, an applicant can track their request/query on the status of RTI application.
The e-RTI application fee will have to be paid through net banking. Citizens can file the e-RTIs by logging at www.rtionline.delhi.gov.in
You can also call at 011-23392726 and 011-23392421 for any queries related to the process of filing the RTI.