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

 

The Appellate Authority Public Information Officer

 

Mr. Debraj Pradhan

Ambassador of India

Santiago ( Chile )

Tel: (56 2) 22284141 and (56 2) 22286857
Fax: 562-23217217
Email: amb.santiago@mea.gov.in

Mr. S. Rajendran
Second Secretary(Consular)
Embassy of India Santiago ( Chile )
Tel: (56 2) 22284141 and (56 2) 22286857
Fax No. (56 2) 23217217
Email: pressinfo@embajadaindia.cl

 

Applications seeking information under the RTI Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Pesos (Ch$ 100). The fee in Pesos (Ch$ 100) needs to be deposited in Embassy´s Account No. 10278-4 with BANCO SANTANDER. The above calculation has been based on the official rate of exchange for the month of April 2013.

 

"RIGHT TO INFORMATION" (RTI) APPLICATION

All Indian citizens living abroad are now empowered to file ´Right to Information´(RTI) application under  ‘Right to Information Act 2005’ by making the prescribed payment of fee online.

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.

 

Important Advisories


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.). The mailing address is Embassy of India in Santiago is: Embassy of India, 971 Alcantara, P.O. Box 10433, Santiago.


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. While section 6(3) provides for the transfer of an application by a receiving PIO to another [concerned] PIO, this is clearly meant to cover situations where the application is addressed to a PIO on the assumption that it has been directed to the concerned PIO. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.


Full text of RTI Act 2005 and more information about this Act can be accessed at http://rti.gov.in


RTI ACT - 2005


INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THERTI ACT, 2005

 

  1. The particulars of its organization, functions and duties:
    Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador. There is a Counsellor, First Secretary and two Second Secretaries who assist 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:
    Norms are set as per general GOI guidelines and practices.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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 democracy and overall policy is formulated through the mechanisms and institutions of a robust democracy. Embassy interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.
  8. A directory of its officers and employees;
    Directory of the officers and employees of the Mission is given at Annexure-I
  9. 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 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
  10. 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.
  11. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;
    No concessions/permits are granted by Embassy of India.
  12. 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.
  13. 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. The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers; Public Information Officer: Mr. S. Rajendran
    Second Secretary(Consular)
    Embassy of India
    Santiago ( Chile )
    Tel: (56 2) 22284141 and (56 2) 22286857
    Fax No. (56 2) 23217217
    Email:pressinfo@embajadaindia.cl
  14. 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.

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