RTI Central Monitoring Mechanism (RTI CMM) is a Government to Citizen (G2C) as well as Government to Government (G2G) service web portal. This ICT tool is a web-based centralized system to monitor implementation of Right to Information (RTI) Act in the entire State. In this system, all the departments & sub-ordinate offices are given with a user ID & password to manage their proactive disclosure information under section-4 of the Act, RTI applications and first appeals under the transparency law. Citizens will be able to make online RTI applications and appeals to any public authority in the State through this system. The information seeker (Citizen) can check the progress of his/her online RTI application and appeal status. It complies with the mandatory provisions of RTI Act and keeps all information in a single network.

Major Modules

  • Web Content Management System (CMS) for proactive disclosure
  • e-Filing system for public authorities
  • e-Request system for citizens
  • Online monitoring system for nodal department
  • e-Report system for Information Commission

Key Features

  • An ideal ICT tool to implement RTI in any state in India
  • One platform for all RTI related information relating to Section-4, 6, 7 & 25 of RTI Act
  • Well defined Web CMS for updating proactive disclosure and managing RTI applications
  • Monitoring of RTI implementation in a single network
  • Backlog entry of applications & first appeals for generating annual report
  • Integration of auto e-mail, SMS and payment gateway

Benefits for Citizens

  • Power of information is just a single click away
  • Citizens can print and download proactive disclosure information
  • They can file RTI applications and first appeals online with e-payment of fees
  • Call centre support
  • E-mail and SMS alerts / notifications

Benefits for Government

  • Improvement in transparency in government functioning
  • First step towards computerization of records and e-governance
  • Publication of suo moto disclosure under Section-4
  • Management of RTI applications by PIOs and first appeals by FAAs
  • Auto-maintenance of all required RTI registers under RTI rules
  • Online Annual Report under Section-25
  • Easy to monitor and ensure RTI implementation at all levels by the nodal department and State Information Commission

Success Stories: Successfully implemented in all departments of Government of Odisha. The system has bagged several recognitions including the National e-Governance Award in 2011-12, Indian eGov 2.0 Award, eIndia-2010 Award, CII IT Award 2010 etc.

Applicable Sectors: Government establishments, PSUs, private institutions declared as public authorities under RTI law.