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RAACI Launches Online RTI Filing Platform YourAdhikar

RTI aggregation platform, Rapid Action Against Corruption in India (RAACI) has launched YourAdhikar, an online platform to file applications under Right to Information Act (2005). When we checked the website, we noticed that users have to sign up with their email address and password. After signing up, users can either file RTIs with correct address and PIOs information or view RTIs filed so far. Users can file RTI applications free of cost. In the back end, the company has a person who does the manual filing of the applications. Once the response is received, it is uploaded into their database and a scanned copy of the response is sent to the applicant. In addition to filing RTIs, the platform also has provision for users to file first and second appeal to higher authorities as well. The company plans to add status update on the filing soon. RTI response aggregation: Besides this, it also intends to aggregate the RTI responses, anonymise the data and make them available through RAACI's website for public access. The company said that the data will be anonymised to protect the identity of the people filing the application. When we checked, we also noticed that the website's privacy policy states that YourAdhikar reserves " the full rights to publish and share any such information obtained" through the RTIs filed. Speaking to Medianama, Raj Shekhar Singh, co-founder of RAACI said that they had initially tried to aggregate RTI responses by asking applicants to upload their responses to RAACI's website so that all others in…

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