Election Commission launches online RTI portal

The Election Commission has launched an online portal to facilitate applications seeking information under the Right to Information Act. 

The portal will facilitate online reply to applications and also for making first appeal and reply thereto.  There will also be timely notification alerts to RTI applicant via SMS and E-Mail.
The portal can be accessed by the general public on the Home Page of the Commission’s website "eci.nic.in" by clicking on 'Online RTI'.  There is also online payment gateway for making payment of requisite fees under the RTI Act. 
Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat and Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa jointly launched launched the online RTI portal on Wednesday.
Applicants seeking information from the Commission under the RTI Act can make use of the online portal.  The offline mode of applications will also simultaneously continue, says an official release.
The EC has downloaded all online RTI applications made in the past and most of these, barring a few, have been replied to. The EC proposes to dispose of the remaining applications and First Appeals shortly.