BANGALORE: In a move to ease filing of Right To Information (RTI) by Indians living abroad, the Reserve Bank of India approved of an internet-based solution where the Indian Postal Department will accept an initial payment of `10.
The struggle to streamline the process started two years ago when an applicant appealed to the Central Information Commission about how there were no easy way to pay `10 for filing an RTI application. The Commission sent a letter to the personnel and training department, which implements the RTI Act. It further sought the views of the Ministry of Overseas Affairs and Ministry of External Affairs.
The postal department suggested the ‘ePost’ service can be used to accept the mandatory `10 from abroad. Under the scheme, NRIs can buy electronic forms through the ePost website and the money can be transferred electronically.