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Electronic Indian Postal Order-extension of service to Indian Citizens residing in India

Written By Easy Life on Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 2/13/2014 10:40:00 PM

Electronic Indian Postal Order-extension of service to Indian Citizens residing in India

No.1/44/2009-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 13th February, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Electronic Indian Postal Order-extension of service to Indian Citizens residing in India.
In continuation to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 22/03/2013, it is intimated that Department ofPosts has extended the “eIPO″ (electronic Indian Postal Order) service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. 13.02.2014, for purchasing Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.qov.in

2. It is reiterated that:

i) This facility has been provided for Indian citizens to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CP10s) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit or Credit Cards of any Bank powered by Visa / Master can be used to purchase e-IPO


ii) The user needs to get 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 eIPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry / Department only. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTIapplication is being filed electronically, eIPO is required to be attached as an attachment

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

3. An eIP0 so generated must be used only once with an RTI application. To check any multiple use of the same elP0, the Public Authority shall maintain a record of the eIPOs so received. In case of any doubt, the details of elP0 can be verified from the above mentioned site / portal of India Post.

(Sandeep Jain)
Director(IR)


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