Is there a facility for submitting RTI applications, appeals, complaints and correspondence online via internet and by e-mail?
Is there a directory of internet e-mail ids, urls of online application forms, and contact details of CIC, SIC, CPIO, PIO and various officers who can be contacted by e-mail and respond to the same.
As reported by TNN on timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 01 November 2008:
Filing RTI queries to be a click away soon-Mumbai-Cities-The Times of India
Filing RTI queries to be a click away soon
MUMBAI: Getting information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act will soon be just a click away. In a month's time, citizens will be able to file their RTI applications on the BMC website.
According to BMC officials, the process will be centralised and the applications will be forwarded to the civic body's concerned departments. The payments can be made in the same way as property taxes are paid. "We are working out the final nitty-gritties of the process. We are also taking into consideration the fact that many people are not computer savvy. Our Citizen Facilitation Centres (CFCs) will help them file their queries,'' said Suresh Mhatre, vice president of Tata Consultancy Services. "The website will allow people to post their address so that they can be provided with the necessary documents,'' he added.
The civic body had, at the outset of its portal, put up instructions on filing an RTI query. "This makes it easy for citizens to frame their queries without getting confused. Now, things will be easier as they will be able to file their applications online,'' said additional municipal commissioner Anil Diggikar.