RTI replies to become online in India

One of the biggest detriment of doing business in India is the prevalent of widespread corruption and lack of transparency in govt departments.

To check corruption and bring transparency, the last Indian govt bring the RTI act which was good but powerless.

However now making the process more transparent, starting next month, all replies given under RTI (Right to Information) ministries will be posted online available for access to all and not just to persons asking the information. This will result into disclosure and transparency.

Until now, only the person filing the RTI application seeking replies from a ministry or a Indian government department would get the reply and that too mostly via post and in some of the states such as Uttar Pradesh, state govt official still don’t even bother to reply.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) issued an official memorandum to all central ministries directing them to take “immediate action” to ensure that “the facility to upload the reply to RTI application and first appeal on the website of the respective ministry or department” may be started from October 31.