Uploading of RTI replies on the respective website of Ministry/Department
North Block, New Delhi-1
Subject : Uploading of RTI replies on the respective website of Ministry/Department.
Attention is invited to DOPT’s guidelines on suo motu disclosure issued vide O.M. No.1/6/2011-IR dated 15.4.2013 whereby Public Authorities have an obligation to proactively disclose RTI applications and appeals received by them and their responses on their websites.
2. In order to facilitate uploading of RTI applications/appeals received and their responses on the website, a new feature has been added to the CPIO/FAA’s module on the “RTI online” portal on pilot basis for DOPT. This feature provides an option to the CPI0 and FAA to upload the reply to RTI application and first appeal respectively on the website of the Department.
3. This feature is now being extended to other Ministries/Departments of Government of India. For displaying the RTI applications received in the Ministry/Department and the reply furnished thereof, by the use of the said feature, web services would be provided through a URL to each Ministry/Department by NIC/DOPT. The concerned Ministry/Department needs to consume this web service (by writing a program) to display the desired contents on its respective website. Accordingly, it is requested that the Ministries/Departments may contact NIC/DOPT (Shri Y. V. Ramana and Shri Manu Garg, Scientist D’/NIC — Ph- 23040281) for this purpose. An immediate action is requested so that the facility to upload the reply to RTI application and first appeal respectively on the website of the respective Ministry/Department may be started w.e.f. 31st October, 2014.
4. It may be noted that RTI applications and appeals received and their responses relating to the personal information of an individual may not be disclosed, if they do not serve any public interest.