Coming Soon: You Can File RTI Online, E-postal service for Indians abroad to file RTI
The introduction of the RTI Act in October 2005 came as a big relief to a lot of people. After the introduction people could request for information from Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments, and the reply had to be given expeditiously or within 30 days. The Act covers all constitutional authorities, including the executive, legislature and judiciary; any institution or body established or constituted by an act of Parliament or a state legislature.
The final report by Govt. Of India, conducted by PwC, on Understanding the “Key Issues and Constraints” in implementing the RTI Act, June 2009 concludes “Inconvenient submission channels for RTI application as a key issue… Inadequate efforts have been made to receive RTI applications through electronic means i.e. on email/ website etc, which can be done by the appropriate Government.” –nextbigwhat