Several development authorities kept outside purview of online RTI in UP, says activist

The information was provided by UP Govt, responding to an RTI query, claimed Vikrant Tongad, a resident of GB Nagar


Uttar Pradesh has started taking in RTI applications online recently. The applicants need to enter their details and by paying online fees can file the RTI application.

However, Greater Noida resident and RTI activist, Vikrant Tongad pointed out that organisations involving considerable financial transactions, such as Noida Authority, Gr Noida Industrial Dev. Authority (GNIDA) and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development AUthority (YEIDA) have been kept outside the purview of online RTI as of now. Tongad said that this information was provided by the UP Government through an RTI reply. Considering that hundreds of crores of financial transactions takes place in these authorities these should be included in the online RTI dispensation, feel activists.