The Supreme Court has launched the test version of an online portal, which later can be used for filing applications under the Right to Information Act (RTI Act).
The website can be used for filing applications in the top court of the country and is expected to have a final version to be active in the next five days.
The name of the portal shall be registry.sci.gov.in/rti_app, which would be accessible to the citizens of the country for filing RTI application, first appeal along with make payment for fees, copying charges under the RTI Act.
As for the payment gateway, the applicant can pay the prescribed fee via internet banking, credit/debit card of Master/Visa or UPI.
The set fee for the RTI application woud be Rs 10 per application.
Till now, the RTI applications in the Supreme Court had to be filed physically through post office but now with the launch of the portal, it would become easy.
Till date, many PILs have been submitted before the Supreme Court, seeking an online RTI portal for the Court.
Last week during a hearing, a Bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli had said that the portal would be rolled out soon.
…and it has.