The Right to Information Act 2005 makes it required for the Indian government to issue a proper reply to public demands for imformation from people. You can file RTI application online readily, but in order to do so, you have to understand the information.
Steps to How to file rti application online In India:
• First, you must know which department you need to file your Right to Information Act, 2005 applies. You can do a little research about the same.
• Now visit their website http://rtionline.gov.in and click to register yourself. Once you are registered start your application process by clicking on “Submit Request” button on the home page.
• Before starting your application, you must go through and understand the guidelines related to Right to Information Act and acknowledge it by digitally signing the form. Once you are through with acknowledgement of the form, you can start filing your application on the next page.
• While filing the form, first off you must choose the department, which must cater to your request, then you must fill in your personal details like email id and phone number. Then you must acknowledge the subject line for your RTI Act application which must brief about the context for your RTI request you are raising. You can then elaborate your application within a limit of 3000 words. You have to maintain it clear and easy and mention what you are looking for from that department like dates and status. You should not use decorative words in your application which are difficult for understand.
• There is a fee of INR 10 while submitting your RTI application which you can easily make through your debit or credit card through online transaction options available on their website. State Bank and Repays card holder enjoy an even simpler way to process their payments.
• Once you have done it all and have submitted your application, then you get a Registration ID which you must secure for future reference.
• You can now track your application status through your login on their website with reference number provided to you while submitting. There is a arrangement of department to inform you on your application within 30 days of submission or else then can be penalized with a penalty upto INR 25,000 and other legal obligations can be imposed on them.
• In case you wish to go through the offline method for your Right to Information Act application, then you can draft your application on a plain paper. Be sure that the application is readable and clear. Then you can submit your application with “Public Information Officer” of department. This offline method is available for state governments and all departments of central government, plus you receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application as you submit it or post it.