The Commission observed that digital filing of records by notaries can be one possible solution for retrieving the record. The new records should be created by the notaries through a Law Ministrys online portal. As regards the old records, it may be scanned and uploaded on the web-portal so that it can be easily accessed and retained for long periods.
The Commission advised the Secretary, Deptt. of Legal Affairs to expedite action on the orders of the Hon'ble High Court for bringing about the change in record keeping and to move towards digitization of their records pertaining to the notaries. This will facilitate replies to RTI applications and would also be in consonance with the section 4(1)(a)of the RTI Act 20051).