Government of India has now enabled citizens to file their RTI (Right to Information) application online. https://rtionline.gov.in/
- Payment is made through Credit card or Net banking. Rupees 10/- per application. First appeal has no charges.
- Citizens below poverty line don’t have to pay any fee. However, the applicant must attach a copy of the certificate issued by the appropriate government along with the application
- You will be updated on the status of your application on your cell phone and email.
This is a good initiative by Government of India to get transparency in the RTI process. Earlier, the applications were made in physical form and posted or hand delivered. There was no tracking number assigned and therefore it was difficult to track the status of the application.