Department of Personnel and Training, Department of Posts India has launched a service called “Eipo” (Electronic Indian Postal Order) w.e.f. 22/03/2013. This facility has been extended to facilitate the Indian nationals living/based out of India seeking information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 from any Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs), by making an online payment of fees for the same. Online payment is possible by electronically purchasing an Indian Postal order (Eipo), which can be purchased through e-Post Office Portal -http://www.epostoffice.gov.in. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indianpost.gov.in. Debit and Credit cards can be used to purchase the eIPOs. For this the user has to register himself / herself at the website. He/ She has to select the Ministry/Department from whom he /she desires to seek the information under RTI Act and the eIPO so generated could be used to seek information from the respective Ministry/Department. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is filled electronically, eIPO is required to be attached. This facility is only for purchasing an IPO electronically. All the requirements for filling an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions, etc., as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 will continue to apply.
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