Appointments under RTI Act 2005

Appointments under RTI Act, 2005:

Right to Information 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

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 (https:/ ) 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:-

The PIO:
Mr. Ratneshwar Sah,
Attache(Admin) & DDO,
Embassy of India,
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Previous PIOs:
(i) Mr. Prashant Kumar Sona

(ii) The Appellate Authority:
Ms. Shreeranjani K
Second Secretary & HOC

Embassy of India, 

Previous Appellate Authority:

i   Mr. Sanjay Shukla, 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


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 Defence Attache. 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 2018-19 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

Mrs. Shreeranjani K.
Second Secretary & HOC
Telephone: +993 12- 453869
Fax: +993 12- 452434
E-Mail: hoc.ashgabat[at]


(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

S.No.Name and DesignationTelephone
1Mr. Azar A. H. Khan

Col. Sudhir Thakur,
Def. Attaché & HOC


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


Mrs. Shreeranjani K.
Third Secretary (Political and Commercial)

5Mr. Ratneshwar Sah
Attaché  (Admn)
6Mr. Pawan Kumar,
ASO(GA & Accts)
7Mr. Ramesh Kumar,
ASO(Com & Edu)

Dr. Nilesh Tripathi
ASO(Consular & Community)

453864, 453867
9Mr. Nishith Sharma,
PA to   to Ambassador
10Ms. Beena Jijharia,
PA to Second Secretary(Consular & Community)
453864, 453867
11Mr. Subajit Sarkar
Office Superintendent
Defence Wing
12Mr. Arun Bindal,




S. No.Sanctioned PostNo. of PostsPay ScaleRemarks
Gr. III of IFS
1Rs. 37400-67000Rs. 10,000/- as Grade Pay
2.Second Secretary/HOC
1Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100
 Rs. 6,600 as Grade Pay
3Defence Attache1Rs. 37400-67000Rs. 8,700/- as Grade Pay
4.Second Secretary/Principal Private Secretary Stenographic Cadre of  IFS‘B’1Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100
+ Rs. 6,600 as Grade 
5.Second Secretary (Consular)1Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100
+ Rs. 6,600 as Grade 
Integrated Gr II & III of IFS ‘B’
1Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100
+ Rs. 5,400.- as Grade Pay
Integrated Gr II & III of IFS ‘B’
1Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100
+ Rs. 5,400.- as Grade Pay
8.Attache (PS)
Stenographic Cadre of  IFS‘B’
1Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100
+ Rs. 5,400.- as Grade Pay
Gr. IV of IFS ‘B’
1Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800
+ Rs. 4,600 as Grade Pay
10.Personal Assistant, Consular wing1Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800
+ Rs. 4,800 as Grade Pay
11.Assistant, Consular wing1Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800
+ Rs. 4,800 as Grade Pay
12.Office Supervisor
Defence Wing
1Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800
+ Rs. 4,600 as Grade Pay


Embassy of India
Budget Estimates for Year 2018-19

S. No.HeadBudget Estimates (in thousands Rs.)
3Over Time Allowance165
4Medical Expenditure410
5Local Tours315
6Foreign Tour Expenditure3574
7Office Expenditure3210
8Rent Rates and Taxes20060
9Advertisement and Publicity65
10Minor Works32
11Information Technology645

Grand Total


Embassy of India Ashgabat, Turkmenistan