Notices sent to Tamil Nadu, Centre government on petition to set up RTI online portal

The Madras High Court issued a notice to the State government and the Union of India with reference to a PIL which sought to launch an RTI online portal to gather information from various departments

Published: 13th August 2017 07:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2017 07:43 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court issued a notice to the State government and the Union of India with reference to a PIL which sought to launch an RTI online portal to gather information from various departments of the Tamil Nadu government.

The PIL was filed by AS Mohamed Khader Meeran, a third-year MBBS student from Tiruchy. In his petition, Meeran referred to the smooth functioning of the Union government’s and Maharashtra government’s online RTI portals, which he felt if implemented in Tamil Nadu would minimise paper work, transit delay, postage cost and also the burden on Public Information Officers (PIOs).

The Division Bench comprising Justice M. Sathyanarayanan and Justice N. Seshasayee issued a notice to the chief Secretary, Secretaries of Department of Personnel & Training (State & Union Govt) and the National Informatics Centre and have adjourned the case to September 4.

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