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Right to Information

Right to Information

Embassy of India in Republic of Tashkent
16 Kara-Bulak Street
Phone No. (998 71)140-0983, 140 0997, 140 0998
Fax: (998 71) 140-0987, 140 0999,,,,

Department of Posts has launched a service called "eIPO" (Electronic Indian Postal Order) w.e.f. 22/03/2013.

Indian Postal Order can be purchased electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. External website that opens in a new window

Initially, this facility was provided only to Indian Citizens abroad across the globe to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit and Credit cards of any bank powered by Visa/Master  can be used to purchase eIPO.

Now, this facility has also been extended to Indian citizen residing in India w.e.f. 13.02.2014.

The user needs to get himself registered at the website. He has to choose the Ministry/Department from whom he desires to seek the information under the RTI Act and the E-IPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the e-IPO is required to be attached as an attachment. If the application is filed electronically, the copy of eIPO may be attached as attachment.


Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005:-

Central Public Information Officer(CPIO):Shri Kapil Sharma, Second Secretary(Pol & Info)
Tel .+998-71-140 0983 /140 0997
Fax: . +998-71-140 0987/140 0999
Email :
Appellate Authority:Shri D. K. Sharma, First Secretary/Head of Chancery
Tel . +998-71-140 0983 /140 0997
Fax : +998-71-140 0987/140 0999

Information provided under the Act is available to citizens of India only. Applications should be submitted along with documentary proof of Indian Citizenship (like copy of personal particulars pages of passport.)More information is available at External website that opens in a new window

The overseas Citizens of India cardholders are entitled to a life long visa to visit India and some other benefits as per law like exemption from regsitration with local police authorities for any length of stay in India and parity with Non-Resident Indians in respect of economic, financial and educational fields except in relation to acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties. However, as per section 3 of the Right to Information Act 2005, Overseas Citizens of India are not entitled to secure inforamtion under Right to Information Act 2005 as they are not citizens of India.

As per section 6(1) (a) of the Right ot Information Act, 2005, a person who desires to obtain information under the Act is required to submit the application to the Information Officer of the “concerned public authority”. Applicants are, therefore, advised to send their requests under the RTI Act to the Embassy only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the Embassy.


(i)The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador and has the  following  wings:
(i)   Administration & Commercial Wing
(ii)  Political & Information  Wing
(iii) Consular  Wing
(iv) Defence Wing

Each Wing is headed by a Second Secretary or above ranked officer.


Political and economic cooperation, promotion of  trade and investment, cultural interaction,  liaison with press and media

Embassy functions within the purview of business allocated to the Ministry of External Affairs under the Government of India's Allocation of Business Rules and Transaction of Business Rules.

(ii)The powers and duties of its officers and employees;

General Administrative powers are derived from Indian Foreign Service (Pay, Leave and Compensatory Allowances and other conditions of Service) Rules [IFS(PLCA) Rules], 1961 as amended from time to time. 

Financial powers of the Officers of the Embassy of India have been detailed in the Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India's Representatives Abroad.

Other powers are derived from the Passport Act of India. 

The Officers of the Embassy function under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador.
(iii)The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;Decisions are taken under instructions and supervision of the Ambassador.
(iv)The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Ambassador.

(v)The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;IFS (PLCA) Rules(1961) and its annexures 

Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India's Representatives abroad Rules 

Passport Act  

Manuals on Office Procedures  

Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.
(vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control;  Classified documents/files relating to India's external relations, unclassified documents/files including joint statements, declarations, agreements and MoUs.  
Passport and consular services application forms.
(vii)The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

Embassy of India functions within the norms of India's foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs.  Policy is implemented by the Embassy under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador.

(viii)A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;NIL
(ix)A directory of its officers and employees;A directory is given at Annex-I
(x)The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;As given at Annexure -I
(xi)The budget allocated to each of its    agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and    reports on disbursements made;
Budgetary allocation to Embassy of India, Tashkent by Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi and Expenditure (Rupees)
YearBudget AllocationExpenditure
2015-1675,176,00055,807,405 (upto 2 December  2015)
(xii)The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;Embassy of India does not have any subsidy programme.
(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;No concessions/permits are granted by the Embassy of India.
(xiv)Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;The Embassy's website has the required information. 
(xv)The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;Embassy is open from 0900 hrs to 1730 hrs (Local time).
(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;

Central Public Information Officer(CPIO):

Shri Kapil Sharma, Second Secretary(Pol & Info)

Tel.    +998-71-140 0983 /140 0997
Fax: . +998-71-140 0987/140 0999

Appellate Authority:

Shri D. K. Sharma, First Secretary/Head of Chancery       
Tel.  +998-71-140 0983 /140 0997
Fax: +998-71-140 0987/140 0999
(xvii)Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter updated every year.The Embassy’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis.

Annexure -I

Directory of officers of Embassy of India, Tashkent:

NAMEDESIGNATIONPay scale and Grade pay
 ( Rupees)


Shri Vinod KumarAmbassador67,000 - 79,000 Grade Pay NIL
Shri Pritam Kumar ChawlaAttache (PS)9,300 - 34,800 Grade Pay to 4800


Shri D. K. SharmaCounsellor/Head of Chancery37,400- 67,000 + Grade Pay 8,700
Shri Ramesh KhulbeyAttache(Info)/PS9300 - 34,800 Grade Pay 5,400
Mohd. Shams RazaAssistant9,300 - 34,800 Grade Pay 4,600
Shri Narender RaiAssistant9,300 - 34,800 Grade Pay 4,600
Shri Arvind KumarChauffeur5200-20200 Grade pay 2800
Shri Amar SinghSecurity Assistant5,200 - 20,000 Grade Pay 2,000
Shri Karan SinghSecurity Assistant5,200 - 20,000 + Grade Pay 2,000


Shri Kapil SharmaSecond Secretary(Pol & Info)15,600 - 39,100 Grade Pay 6,600


Smt. Prachi NigamSecond Secretary (Cons)15,600 - 39,100 + Grade Pay 6,600
Shri Ajay Kumar SinghAssistant9,300 - 34,800 + Grade Pay 4,800
Smt. Urmila RaniPersonal Assistant9,300 - 34,800 + Grade Pay 4,800


Col. A.S. Mahesh Defence Attache37,400- 67,000 + Grade Pay 8,700
RIS Sandeep BahiwalOffice  Supdt.9300- 34,800 + Grade Pay - 4,600

Lal Bahadur Shastri Centre for Indian Culture
112/114-Musa Jalil Street, Mirzo Ulugbek District, Tashkent
Tel No. (998 712) 268 1811, 268 7274;  Fax No. (998 712) 268 7125

NameDesignationPay Scale and Grade Pay
Dr.  Manju SinghDirector15,600 - 39,100 + Grade Pay 6,600
Shri Satyendra Kumar SinghYoga Teacher cum Performer9,300 - 34,800 Grade Pay 4,600
Smt. Astha KarlekarKathak Teacher9,300 - 34,800 Grade Pay 4,600
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