The Jan Soochna Portal draws on digitized information available with the line departments and makes the same available in a citizen friendly and usable format.It is the first initiative of its kind anywhere in the country.
It implements Section 4 (2) of the Right to Information Act , 2005: “It shall be a constant endeavour of every public authority to take steps in accordance with the requirements of clause (b) of sub-section (1) to provide as much information suomotu to the public at regular intervals through various means of communications, including internet, so that the public have minimum resort to the use of this Act to obtain information”.
Approach and Objective
The objectives and approach to achieve these is as follow for Jansoochna Portal :
• Ensure availability of information in user friendly and usable format
• Provide real time information through departmental portal using APIs
• Information in the portal is arranged according to geography so that ordinary citizens residing in a particular Panchayat or Municipal Ward can access information about themselves and public institutions in their geographical area.
• Multiple mode of information web, mobile app, eMitra plus Machines.