About Us Right to Information RTI

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

Public Information Officer 


Shri P. K. Sahu
Second Secretary (Culture)/Head of Chancery
Telephone - 01-2060946 
E Mail –  hoc.dublin@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority

Shri Sukhvinder Singh
First Secretary (Commerce)
Telephone – 01-2830770
E mail – com.dublin@mea.gov.in

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Euros, equivalent to Indian Rupees Ten (10) in cheque or demand draft favouring ‘Embassy of India, Dublin’.

Information is provided under the Act to citizens of India only. Applications should be submitted along with documentary proof of Indian Citizenship (such as copy of personal particulars pages of passport). Further information is available at  https://rti.gov.in. The mailing address is Embassy of India, 69 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin-4.

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.

Payment of RTI fee online - Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)

Applications seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005
may be sent along with the prescribed fee Through e-IPO* ( Electronic Postal Order) OR in Euro,equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cash/cheque or demand draft favouring Embassy of India, Dublin. [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, 2005 The Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts have launched a service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) to enable Indian Citizens residing in India or abroad to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portali.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in, to enable them to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. It can also be accessed through India Post Website,i.e. www.indiapost.gov.in. An e-IPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.

The User needs to get himself registered at the website. He has to select the Ministry/Department from whom he desires to seek the information under theRTI 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 websitehttp://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.

 http://www.indiapost.gov.in/ and   https://www.epostoffice.gov.in/

The Credit Card or Debit Card of any bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose.

Procedure

The RTI applicant is required to register on the website to create his/ her profile. Thereafter the Ministry/ Department from whom information is desired has to be selected. The eIPO is generated which can be used to seek information from that Ministry/ Department only. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application sent in hard copy. In case RTI application is filed electronically, the eIPO is enclosed as an attachment. The profile is required to be created only once.

The RTI application accompanied by an eIPO is similar in all respects to the RTI application accompanied by fees through any other approved mode. All the provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc; as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 continue to apply.

Currently, this facility is available only for Indian Citizens living anywhere other than in India. By this measure, those living abroad would be facilitated to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. It is hoped that in future, this facility would be extended to all citizens within the country too. Any public authority which accepts a postal order should also accept an eIPO.

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

The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison. 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 the 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 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;
IFSPLCA rules and annexures

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

Passport Act

Manual of 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; 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.






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;
(ix) a directory of its officers and employees; A directory 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 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 individuals various pamphlets, CDs etc. 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;






Central Public Information officer:-

Shri P. K. Sahu
Second Secretary (Culture)/ Head of Chancery
Telephone – 2060946

E mail: hoc.dublin@mea.gov.in

(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's website has information which is updated on a regular basis.

Information about the Embassy