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Election Commission launches its online RTI portal

The online portal will facilitate applicants seeking information under the Right to Information Act.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Election Commission of India has launched its RTI portal — http://rti.eci.nic.in.

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa launched the online RTI portal on Wednesday.

The online portal will facilitate applicants seeking information under the Right to Information Act. The portal can be accessed by 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.

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

As per the Commission, the online RTI applications made in the past in the portal of DOPT were downloaded and all such applications, barring a few, have been duly disposed of. The remaining applications and first appeals will be disposed of shortly.