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The Supreme Court today issued notice to Central and State governments in a petition praying that web portals be set up so as to facilitate the filing of RTI applications online.
The petition filed by Pravasi Legal Cell was heard by a Bench of Justices NV Ramana and Ajay Rastogi.
Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde appeared for the petitioner.
It is the petitioner’s case that online mechanism be provided for making applications under the RTI Act so that citizens living abroad can easily obtain information under RTI Act.
The petitioner has also cited inconvenience involved in postal RTI application to buttress his case.
Story to be updated.