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NRIs are not eligible to file RTI applications says Indian minister

World News
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
GDN Online Desk


An Indian minister has informed the Lok Sabha that Non-Resident Indians are not eligible to file Right to Information Act (RTI) application to seek governance-related information from the Central government departments. 

“Only citizens of India have the right to seek information under the provisions of Right to Information Act, 2005. Non-Resident Indians are not eligible to file RTI applications,” Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply.

He said subject to the provisions of the Act, the citizens of India could file an online application under the Right to Information Act.

“Currently, systems of 2,200 public authorities have been aligned to receive, process and reply to online RTIs from the applicants,” the minister said.

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