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Supreme Court Inaugurates Link for Online RTI Applications


The Supreme Court launches Online link for Applications under Right to Information  Act

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on its website launched online link for Application under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. The decision was announced on Thursday by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud in open court. “The RTI portal is ready and will start working in 15 minutes,” he said.

The Supreme Court turned the link on as a test on Tuesday.

The court on November 11 that it would be begin accepting of online applications for RTI and first appeals. Previously people use to deliver these documents physically to the Chief Public Information Officer, but now the documents can be submitted online.

The litigation law of students  Akriti Agarwal and Lakshya Purohit appealed in the court for online link applications for RTI. These announcement was made as the court takes interest in lawsuits of students.

“In case there are any problems, you can get back to me. I will be more than happy to look into it,” said CJI Chandrachud, who is also the Chairman of the E-Committee of the Supreme Court.

This facility of applying online is to open only for Indian citizens. The applications can be upload by paying 10 rupees. The portal offers online payment gateways for processing payments.

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The E-Committee has also made it possible for people who are blind to access court decisions.
The CJI claims that the “committee is working on facility to provide more features for people with visual disability and to allow equal access to documents filed digitally in court”.
Justices Hima Kohli and JB Pardiwala, who were also on the bench headed by the CJI, questioned senior counsel SK Rungta about how he obtains the compilations that other attorneys submit. Rungta, who is visually impaired, said, “I take it on pen drive and use it on my computer which has a braille output.”
The court ordered Rungta to contact the National Informatics Center’s chief scientist in order to request a compatible programme for braille conversion.
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