RTI online portal to be converted in Hindi: Govt

New Delhi: A website meant for filing of RTI applications will be converted into Hindi language as well, the government said today.

At present, the portal– www.rtionline.gov.in– is available in English language only.

The website was launched in August 2013 by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for all Central government ministries with a view to provide a facility to citizens to file RTI applications and first appeals online.

Till now, 463 public authorities have been aligned to the portal. It is proposed to extend the RTI online portal to more public authorities and also to make technical improvements in it during the next year, an order issued by the DoPT said.

“Making RTI online portal available in Hindi language as well. Mobile application for RTI online portal,” said the scope of work made public by the government.

Users will also get auto sms alerts and email if any modification is done in their account, it said.

Besides, there will be more features for both the public authorities and citizens to improve interface and easy processing of RTI applications. The DoPT has sought comments from people on the proposed changes from people within 15 days.

RTI users have also been complaining delayed response in processing their applications through the online portal.

The Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 empower a citizen to get time-bound response from government departments on their queries on governance.