Central Information Commission (CIC) data shows that 26,504 appeals/complaints cases were pending with CIC, as on 17.12.2018. However, no such State-wise data on applications under the RTI Act is maintained centrally.
Subject to the provisions of the Act, Indian citizen can file an online application under the Right to Information Act, 2005. Currently, systems of 2,199 Public Authorities have been aligned to receive, process and reply to Online RTIs from the applicants.
Any applicant can visit the portal www.rtionline.gov.in and select the desired Ministry or Department under Central Government and file an Online RTI Application. A detailed user manual and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on the website to help in filing the application. The applicant can pay the requisite fee through Online Payment in this portal and submit the RTI application.
All the States have been requested vide this Department's letter dated 3rd December 2013 to explore the feasibility of implementing online RTI in their respective States. National Informatics Centre (NIC) has been requested to provide technical support, such as software, and source code to the State Governments which desire to replicate the web portal for online filing of RTI applications at the state level.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
(With Inputs from PIB)