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How to Apply an RTI

If any Indian National wants to file an RTI directly to this Mission, please follow these –

  1. The subject of the RTI should be – INFORMATION SOUGHT UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005.
  2. IPOs should be in the name of “PAO, MEA”. If it is in any other name it would not be admissible and the application would be returned to the applicant.
  3. NRIs can seek information by depositing cash amount equivalent to ` 10/- (Rupees Ten only) in the Mission/Post.
  4. Application seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005 may be sent along with the prescribed fee through e-IPO* (Electronic Indian Postal Order) OR in Nepalese Rupees equivalent to Indian Rs 10/- in cash/cheque or demand draft favouring Embassy of India, Kathmandu. [The rate of exchange for a particular month may be ascertained from the Embassy].

*Facility of e-IPO for payment of fee under the RTI Act, 2005. 

The Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts have launched a service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) to enable Indian Citizens residing in India or abroad to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. https://www.epostoffice.gov.in/, to enable them to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. It can also be accessed through India Post Website, i.e. www.indiapost.gov.in. An e-IPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.

The User needs to get himself registered at the website. He has to select the Ministry/Department from whom he desires to seek the information under the RTI Act and the e-IPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the e-IPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, e-IPO is required to be attached as an attachment. For more details please visit the website https://www.epostoffice.gov.in/.

This facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filling an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions, etc. will continue to apply.