PIL in High Court seeks online RTI portal for Gujarat

  • | Friday | 12th October, 2018

It is Soparkar's contention that the RTI Act has mandated every public authority to maintain the data in electronic form, but the Gujarat government has not set-up an online RTI portal. According to the petitioner, a person seeking information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act in Gujarat has to make a physical application and cannot do so through any electronic means. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Gujarat High Court seeking its direction to the state government for developing an online portal for RTI applications and information dissemination, a feat already achieved by the union and several state governments. RIGHT STEPAfter the Act came into force in 2005, the union government in 2013 developed the RTI Online portal through which citizens can seek information from the Centre and its establishments. After the Act came into force in 2005, the union government in 2013 developed the RTI Online portal through which citizens can seek information from the Centre and its establishments.

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