RTI portal bars new accounts, users to fill personal data for every application

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has removed the option to create new accounts on the Union government’s RTI Online portal, where citizens can file Right to Information applications to central government organizations, due to the “heavy load” on the website, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in an RTI response obtained by The Hindu. In addition to this, existing user accounts that are inactive will be deleted in six months, the website warns users in a message.

Having an account on the portal allows users to avoid having to fill in all their personal particulars, such as their name, address, mobile number, and email address, for each RTI application they file. Without an account, new users on the portal, or those whose accounts have been deleted, will have to fill in all their personal particulars from the beginning.

Read the full article on The Hindu.

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