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Rajasthan launched the “ Jan Soochna Portal”

Published on September 14, 2019
Current context: Rajasthan has launched the first-ever public information portal on the line of the RTI.
Rajasthan launched the “ Jan Soochna Portal”
  • The portal has promised to provide information about government authorities and departments suo motu to the public in the true spirit of the Right To Information Act, 2005.
  • Rajasthan, where the RTI movement had started in 1990s has become the 1st state in the country to launch a public portal for providing governmental information to the public.
  • The State government has collaborated with the civil society groups to develop the portal.
  • The portal would initially provide information about 13 departments on a single platform.
  • The information will be provided about things such as works undertaken in different areas, land records, the number of beneficiaries of schemes, and social security pensions etc.
  • The portal named the “Jan Soochna Portal-2019”, would be in compliance with section (4) of the RTI Act that mandates the public authorities to disclose information in the public domain.

Question: 

Q.1 Which state is the first in the country to launch the Jan Soochna Portal on the lines of RTI Act, 2005?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Rajasthan
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Maharashtra
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