RTI CMM empowers citizens, brings transparency in governance

(An Information Communication Technology (ICT) tool for compliance to Right to Information Act)

RTI Central Monitoring Mechanism (CMM) is an online system for implementation of the transparency law - Right to Information Act-2005. This is a web-based centralized system to monitor RTI implementation in the entire State. In this system, all the departments & subordinate offices are given with a user ID & password to manage their proactive disclosure information under Section-4, RTI applications under Section-6 & 7 and first appeals under Section-19(1) etc. RTI Central Monitoring Mechanism is a Government to Citizen (G2C) as well as Government to Government (G2G) service web portal.

Every office has access to the system through a Public Authority Account, where there is a predefined Web Content Management System for uploading the suo-motu-disclosure as per Section-4(1) (b) (c) (d) of RTI Act, 2005. Similarly, the Public Authority account has also options for maintaining and updating the RTI Applications received by PIOs / APIOs under Section-6. It also helps a PIO to generate Annual Report under Section-25 of the Act. The system has also features like e-filing and e-request. While e-filing aims at maintaining RTI applications and first appeals electronically received from the citizens manually, e-request is an online request system, where an Information seeker (Citizen) can apply for information to those public authorities, who are already connected into the RTI CMM. Here, he/she may apply for information as prescribed under Section-6(1) of the Act.

This will further facilitate to generate the Information Register, Cash Register and Appeal Register automatically. The user can also transfer an application online to other public authority.

RTI CMM has been designed in such a manner, which will help each departmental nodal PIO to implement and monitor the RTI implementation. All the departments are given with a user ID & password to manage their proactive disclosure information, RTI applications and appeals as well as to track the implementation in field level subordinate offices. This also helps to generate a comprehensive annual report of all offices from the e-filing system.

The system also provides a monitoring tool to each department to check the status of RTI implementation at all subordinate offices. It allows the Nodal Officer of the department to know, which offices have not disclosed their information and which office is not updating their information in regular interval. It makes aware the Nodal PIO to implement the Act properly.

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