Delhi government will soon allow online Right to information (RTI) queries for all its departments. This is the first of its kind initiative across the country.
Only Maharashtra allows for filing of RTI online. However, these must be related to only Chief Minister’s secretariat.
Critical Evaluation of the initiative
1.Filling of RTI applications online would enhance the access of information to the people.
2. However, it will also pose a challenge to government departments to completely digitize their records.
3. It will also increase the burden of RTI on the government departments.