Appellate Authority & Public Information Officer for Application under RTI Act, 2005
The name of Government officials for seeking information by Indian Citizen under Right to Information(RTI) Act, 2005 are as under:
1. Appellate Authority:
Mr. R. MASAKUI
Ambassador of India
Tel:00-263 4 795950
Fax No:00-263 4 795413
2. Central Public Information Officer (CPIO):
Shri S. Rajendran
Embassy of India
Tel: 00-263 4 704670
Fax: 00-263 4 795958
Any information seeker can apply for information under RTI Act, 2005 to PIO directly at above given contact details.
Right To Information Act:Click here to download
Applications seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005 may be sent along with the prescribed fee through e-IPO* (Electronic Indian Postal Order) OR in US Dollars, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cash/cheque or demand draft favouring Embassy of India, Harare. [The rate of exchange for a particular month may be ascertained from the Embassy].
*Facility of e-IPO for payment of fee under the RTI Act, 2OO5
The Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts have launched a service called e-lPO (Electronic lndian Postal Order) to enable lndian Citizens residing in lndia or abroad to purchase an lndian Postal Order electronically by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e.
http://www.epostoffice.gov.in. to enable them to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. It can also be accessed through lndia Post Website, i.e. www.indiapost.gov.in. An e-lPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.
The User needs to get himself/herself registered at the website. He/she has to choose the Ministry/Department from whom he/she 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 with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, e-IPO is required to be attached as an attachment. For more details please visit the website
http : //www. epostoffice.gov.in.
This facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filing an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions, etc. will continue to apply.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005
|(i)||The particulars of its organization, functions and duties||Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador. There is one Second Secretary who assists the Ambassador in carrying out the functions of the Embassy which include political cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, contact with think tanks and Universities, servicing of various GOI programmes such as ITEC and Know India Programmes, etc. The 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 IFS (PLCA) Rules, 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 Ambassador.|
|(iii)||The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability||Decisions are taken under the instruction and supervision of the Ambassador|
|(iv)||The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions||Norms are set as per general GOI guidelines and 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 guidance and supervision of the Ambassador. India is a democratic country and overall policy is formulated through robust mechanisms and institutions. Embassy interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.|
|(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 interacts regularly with representatives of thank tanks, academic community and others.|
|(ix)||A directory of its officers and employees||Directory of the officers and employees of the Mission is given at Annexure-I|
|(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 at Annexure-II|
|(xi)||The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made||The Budget figures for the current financial year are given in the statement at Annexure-III|
|(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 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. Embassy also makes available to interested individuals various CD’s and DVD’s containing information on India, its people 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||The Embassy has a library which is open during working hours.|
|(xvi)||The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers; Public Information Officer||Central Public Information Officer|
Shri S. Rajendran
Embassy of India
Tel:00-263 4 704670
Fax:00-263 4 795958
|(xvii)||Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year||The Embassy’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis|
NEW PROVISION UNDER RTI ACT 2005 FOR INDIAN CITIZENS ABROAD
Extending the facility of e-IPO for payment of RTI fee in Indian Missions by Indian Citizen abroad
All Indian citizens living abroad are now empowered to file Right to Information (RTI) application under Right to Information Act 2005 by making the payment of fee online.
A service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) was launched w.e.f. 22.03.2013 to facilitate Indian Citizen’s abroad across the globe to purchase an e-IPO by paying the fee online to access the information under the RTI Act 2005 from the Central Public Authorities. Applicants can purchase electronic Indian Postal order (e-IPO) and attach print-out of the e-IPO along with their RTI applications. The objective of the e-IPO scheme is to facilitate all Indian citizens living abroad to have access to information from Indian public authorities.
An Indian Postal Order can be purchased electronically by paying a fee of Rs. 10/-(Indian Rupees ten only) on-line through e-Post Office Portal or through India Post website. The Credit card or Debit card powered by any Visa or Master card can be used for this purpose. The web links for the payments are www.indiapost.gov.in & https://www.epostoffice.gov.in.