Election Commission of India Launches Its Online RTI Portal

Chief Election Commissioner of India - O.P. Rawat
Chief Election Commissioner of India – O.P. Rawat

India’s Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat, Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa launched Wednesday the online RTI Portal of Election Commission of India (ECI).

According to ECI, the online portal will facilitate applicants seeking information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The portal can be accessed by general public on the home page of the Commission’s website `eci.nic.in’ by clicking on `Online RTI’.

There is also online payment gateway for making payment of requisite fees under the RTI Act. The portal also facilitates online reply to applications and also for making first appeal and reply thereto. There will be timely notification alerts to RTI applicant via SMS and E-Mail.

[ Political Parties Must Come Under RTI Act: Election Commission ]

Applicants seeking information from the Commission under the RTI Act can make use of the online portal. The offline mode of applications will also continue simultaneously.

The online RTI applications made in the past in the Portal of DOPT were downloaded and all such applications barring a few have been disposed of by giving suitable reply to the applicants. The remaining applications and first appeals will be disposed of shortly.

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