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Appointments under RTI Act 2005

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information.

It may be noted that information provided under the Right to Information 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, including the full text of the Act, is available at External website that opens in a new window

The Government of India (Department of Post) has launched the e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) service to facilitate purchase of Indian Postal order electronically for paying RTI fee/cost of information on-line through e-Post Office Portal ( External website that opens in a new window ) of the Department of Posts. The detailed instructions for using the e-IPO service for payment of RTI fee on-line are contained in DOP & T OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. The facility of e-IPO has been extended to 176 Indian Missions/Posts abroad also vide Department of Personnel & Training OM NO 1/44/2009-IR dated October 7, 2013. Department of Posts has extended the e-IPO service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. February 13, 2014 vide OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated 13th February 2014. The RTI applicants may, therefore, pay the RTI fee/cost of information, also on-line using the said e-IPO service, for seeking information from Ministries/Departments in India as well as from Indian Missions abroad.

It may also be pointed out that as per section 6(1) (a) of the RTI 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. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.
Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005, in Embassy of India, Ashgabat are as follows:-

Mr. Shreeranjani K,
Second Secretary (HOC),
Embassy of India,
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Previous PIOs:
(i) Mr. Prashant Kumar Sona

(ii) Mr. Ratneshwar Sah

The First Appellate Authority:
Dr. Vidhu P. Nair
Embassy of India, 
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Previous Appellate Authority:

(i). Mr. Sanjay Shukla, Second Secretary

(ii) Ms. Shreeranjani K, Second Secretary

Embassy of India
International Business Centre,
Y. Emre 1, Mir 2/1,
P.O. Box No.80,

Code No.                  :           00-99-312 (for landlines phones)
                                             00-99-365 (for mobile phones)
Telephone Nos.         :          456152, 456153
Fax Nos.                    :           452434 & 456156
E-Mail: External website that opens in a new window

The information is for Indian nationals only.


(i)the particulars of its organization, functions and duties;Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador and has one Second Secretary. Between them, they deal with Political, Commercial, Cultural, Information and Administrative functions of the Embassy. The Embassy has a Consular wing with a Second Secretary (Consular) for Consular matters.  In addition, the Embassy also has a resident DefenceAttache. The functions of the Embassy of India inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, consular work, cultural interaction, defence cooperation.
 Embassy of India 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 rules and regulations governing the Indian Foreign Service, as amended from time to time by the Government of India. Financial powers of the Officers of the Embassy of India derived from the financial rules of the Government of India. Consular powers are derived from the Passport Act, Citizenship Act and Rules, and other related legislations. 
(iii)the procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;Decisions are taken in accordance with the Government regulations, under the supervision of the Ambassador.
(iv)the norms set by it for the discharge of its functionsNorms are set in accordance with accepted diplomatic practices.
(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 and 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 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;Embassy forms internal committee of its officers on need basis.
(ix)a directory of its officers and employees;A directory is given at Annex-I below
(x)the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;A statement of monthly remuneration is ANNEX-II below
(xi)the budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;The approved budget for 2021-22 is at ANNEX-III below.
(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. The Embassy also makes available to interested individual various literature, booklets, CD's and DVD's containing information on India, its people, tourism and culture.
(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;Public Information Officer
Ms. Shreeranjani K.
Second Secretary & HOC
Telephone: +993 12- 453869
Fax: +993 12- 452434
(xvi)the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;
(xvii)such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year;Embassy of India website has information which is updated on a regular basis.  


Embassy of India,
International Business Centre,
Y. Emre 1, Mir 2/1, P.O. Box No.80, Ashgabat [TURKMENISTAN]
Code No. :00-99-312 (for landlines phones)
00-99-365 (for mobile phones)  
Telephone Nos. :  456152, 456153
Fax Nos. :452434 &456156 External website that opens in a new window

S.No.Name and Designation




Dr. Vidhu P Nair

Ambassador Office


Ms. Ashu Garg,
PS to Ambassador

Political, Administration and Commerce


Ms. Shreeranjani K.
Second Secretary & HOC


Mr. Shankar Lal Meena,


Mr. Ramesh Kumar,
ASO(Com & Education)


Mr. Shiv Prasad Meena

ASO(GA & Accouts)

Defence Wing


Colonel Manpreet Singh,
Defence Attache


Mr. Tilak Raj
Office Superintendent

Consular Wing


Mr. R. N. Jha
Second Secretary (Consular & Community)


Dr. Neelesh K Tripathi
ASO(Consular & Community)


Ms. Beena Jijharia,
PA to Second Secretary(Consular & Community)



S. No.Sanctioned PostNo. of PostsPay ScaleRemarks
Gr. III of IFS
1Rs. 144200 – Rs. 218200Level – 14 of 7th CPC
2.Second Secretary/HOC1Rs. 67700 – Rs. 208700 Level – 11 of 7th CPC
3.DefenceAttache1Rs. 123100 – Rs. 215900Level – 13 of 7th CPC
4.Second Secretary (Consular)1Rs. 67700 – Rs. 208700 Level – 11 of 7th CPC
Integrated Gr II & III of IFS ‘B’
1Rs. 56100 – Rs. 177500Level – 10 of 7th CPC
6Assistant Section Officer
Gr. IV of IFS ‘B’
2Rs. 44900 – Rs. 142400Level – 7 of 7th CPC
7Assistant Section Officer (Consular)
Gr. IV of IFS ‘B’
1Rs. 44900 – Rs. 142400Level – 7 of 7th CPC
8.Personal Secretary2Rs. 56100 – Rs. 177500Level – 10 of 7th CPC
9.Personal Assistant, Consular wing1Rs. 44900 – Rs. 142400Level – 7 of 7th CPC
10.Office Supervisor
Defence Wing
1Rs. 44900 – Rs. 142400Level – 7 of 7th CPC


Embassy of India
Budget Estimates for Year 2021-22

S. No.HeadBudget Estimates (in thousands Rs.)
3Over Time Allowance150
4Medical Expenditure600
5Local Tours255
6Foreign Tour Expenditure2475
7Office Expenditure2200
8Rent Rates and Taxes21498
9Advertisement and Publicity200
10Minor Works29
11Swachhta Action Plan60
12Information Technology974
Grand Total76541

 Budget Utilization for Year 2020-21

Budget Allocation during FY 2020-21 (Rs. in thousands only)71,751
Expenditure during FY 2020-21 (Rs. in thousands only)71,625


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