Saturday, October 31, 2009

Railways to handle RTI applications online

Come 2010, the Ahmedabad railway division will handle RTI cases online to cut cost and time wasted in responding to queries of applicants at present. The initiative is aimed at bringing transparency in the process as well. Under the new system, railway authorities will scan RTI applications and forward them to departments concerned online instead of sending them through snail mail. The new process will reduce the average response time to RTI queries and help railways save money it spends on postage. A senior officer of the Ahmedabad railway division said: “Once the new system is introduced, people seeking information under RTI from any department or zone of railways will just have to submit their applications at the RTI cell at the divisional headquarters here.

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