Thursday, August 22, 2013


            Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office Shri V Narayanasamy has said that rtionline web portal is another milestone in the regime of RTI that will further promote participation of our citizens in the process of governance and policy making decisions of the Government.Speaking at the launch of the portal in New Delhi today he said though presently this facility has been provided to Central Ministries, DoPT will consider extending this facility to the subordinate and attached offices of Central Government also. The Minister also appealed to the State Governments to consider developing similar facility of filing online RTI applications. Referring to the RTI Act as one of the biggest achievements of our democracy, Shri Narayansamy said that it has empowered the citizenry in an unprecedented manner to participate in nation building by promoting transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.

            The rti online web portal has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) at the initiative of Department of Personnel and Training. The url of this portal is

            This is a facility for the Indian Citizens to file RTI applications online and first appeals and also to make online payment of RTI fees. The prescribed fees can be paid through Internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks as well as by Credit/Debit cards of Visa/Master, through the payment gateway of SBI linked to this site. This facility is available for all the Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India.

            This system provides for online reply of RTI applications/ first appeals, though reply could be sent by regular post also. This system works as RTI MIS also. The details of RTI applications received through post could also be entered into this system. The citizens can also check the real time status of their RTI applications/first appeals filed online.

KSD/Samir/HR (Release ID :98485) PIB 21.08.2013

No. 28-8/2011-D
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Mails Division)
                                                 Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001
Dated 13.08.2013

Sub: Revised Establishment Norms for Operational Activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs. Intra-Circle Hubs and Computerized Registration.

            Attention is invited to the Directorate O.M. of even no. dated 17.01.2013 vide which revised norms for operational activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, IC Hubs and CRCs was circulated.

2.         Reference were received as to whether the revised norms of sorting circulated vide O.M.  referred to above were to be considered as productivity norms or establishment norms . It is clarified that the establishment norms for operational activities the than that for “Sorting of Articles” would be the same   as circulated vide Directorate OM of even no dated 17.01.2013. Establishment norms for “Sorting of Articles” has been fixed as 0.079 minutes per article i.e 760 articles per hour). However, time factor for productivity pertaining to sorting of articles would continue to be o.063per article( i.e 950 articles per hour)

3.         This issues with the concurrence of integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No. 113/FA/13/CS dated 12.08.2013.
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