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Beginner's Guide to RTI



How to file RTI online?

Earlier RTI filing was too much tenderness because it was so much time-consuming as it was an offline process. The question arises how to file rti offline? The answer is that a form was to be filled and then Rs 10 stamp was to be attached and the entire form had to be sent by post to the required department of the government. The form took about 3 to 4 days to reach the department. So many individuals who wanted to file RTI refrained from doing it. How to file rti for state government and how to file rti application by post steps are described below.

How to File RTI for State Government Departments or rti application by post?

The State Government, as per the RTI, is liable to offer the information demanded to the citizen. If the state government authority from which information is demanded fails to do so, the government authority will be penalized.

There are certain matters which are state-oriented such as the construction of issues with a street light or irrigation issues. However, if your matter relates to the departments which are related to the State, then the RTI must be filed with the state government. In case you fail to submit your RTI Application to the Public Information Officer, you can approach the State Information Commission.

Steps to File RTI Online are described below

·         First, you have to go to the web portal, www.rtionline.gov.in. Here you will have to register yourself first or submit your request. In both options, you will have to provide your email id.

·         Once you click on the option of “submit request”, you have to fill in the required details on the page that will appear. The fields marked * are mandatory while the others are optional.

·         The text of the application can be typed in the space provided, at the prescribed column.

·         After filing the first page, you have to click on “make payment” to pay the prescribed fee. You can pay the prescribed fee in the following modes:

·         Internet banking through SBI and the associate banks

·         Using debit/credit card of Master/ Visa

·         However, no RTI fee will be charged in case of citizens who are below the poverty line.

·         After the payment has been made, the application can be submitted.

·         Once the application is submitted a unique registration number will be issued. You can use this number for any queries in the future.

·         The application filed online will reach the concerned officer, who will then transmit it electronically to the concerned information officer.

·         In case an additional fee is required to offer information, you will be informed through the web portal.

·         We filed an RTI query in the urban development ministry and the process was completely error free. The registration process was hassle-free too. After registration, a unique activation code is sent on your email id. All you have to do is enter the code and you are good to go. 

Pay fees Online

We paid fees using a debit card and the payment was completed within one to two minutes. A payment reference number along with other details was sent in few seconds on the registered email id. The RTI online fees request number was also intimated through SMS.