From January 15, the government will allow use of electronic postal order as fees to seek information under the Right To Information (RTI) Act.
This decision by the Prime Minister's Office would enable people to seek information from their computers after buying an online e-postal order from electronic post office portal.
The facility, to be made available from January 15 when the e-post office portal would be launched, an office note of the department of posts said.
To file an RTI application using e-postal order, a person will have to visit the new portal and pay the R10-fee through his or her debit or credit card. The applicant will then have to take a print-out of the e-postal order and mail it to the concerned public authority along with the application.
“This facility will help many NRIs to get information... ,” said RTI activist Commodore Lokesh Batra, who has been seeking the facility for almost two years.