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INFORMATION ABOUT CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, SITTWE, MYANMAR, UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005

(i)

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Consulate General of India is headed by Consul General and has following wings: (i) Administrative Wing  (ii) Commerce Wing (iii) Cultural Wing (iv) Consular Wing

Each Wing is headed by Consul General or Consul.

The functions of the Consulate General of India include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, education and commercial cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts. The Consulate also provides community welfare services. Consulate functions within the purview of business allotted to the Ministry of External Affairs under the Government of India’s Allocation of Business Rules and Transaction of Business Rules.

(ii)

The power 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 Consulate have been detailed in the Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India’s Representatives Abroad.

The Officers of the Consulate function under the guidance and supervision of Consul General.

(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 Consul General.

(iv)

The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Consul General.

(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.

* Manual 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.

(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;

Consulate General of India functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the Consulate under the guidance and supervision of the Consul General.



(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;

Consulate interacts regularly with representatives of NGOs, academic and other community organizations.

(ix)

A directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given at Annexure-I

(x)

The manner of execution of subsidy programmes,  includingthe amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

Consul General of India does not have any subsidy programme.

(xi)

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

No concessions/permits are granted by Consulate General of India.

(xii)

Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

The Consulate’s website has the required information. Consulate also makes available to interested individuals various information on India, its people and culture.

(xiii)

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 Consulate is open from Monday to Friday from 0900 hours to 1730 hours.

(xiv)

The names, designation and other particulars of the Central Public Information Officers;

Central Public Information officer:-
Shri Manoj Prajapati,
Stenographer

Telephone: +95-43-2022918

Email: cg.sittwe@mea.gov.in


Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year.

The Consulate’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis.


Following are the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) in respect of this Post as per the list given below:-

Sr. No.

Name of Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Year of deployment

1.

Mr. Thimothy Jetty, Vice Consul (PS)

December 2020 to March 2022

2.

Mr. Manoj Prajapati, Steno

April 2022- till date


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

The scheme of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) has been launched by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in association with Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). This would enable the Indian citizens abroad to pay the RTI fee online.

An Indian Postal Order can be purchased electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal or through India Post website. The web-links for payment are:

www.indiapost.gov.in

www.epostoffice.gov.in

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

2. Procedure

The RTI applicant is required to register on the website to create his/ her profile. Then he has to select the Ministry/ Department from whom he desires to seek information under the RTI Act. 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 during the first time only.

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.


3. Extension of IPO Facility to Indians citizens residing in India 

The Department of Posts has extended the “eIPO” (electronic Indian Postal Order) service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. 13.02.2014, for purchasing Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal i.e www.epostoffice.gov.in. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in

This facility has been provided for Indian citizens to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit or Credit Cards of any Bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used to purchase e-IPO.

The user needs to get registered at the website. He has to select the Ministry/ Department from whom he desires to seek the information under the RTI Act and the eIPO so generated can be used to seek the information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, eIPO is required to be attached as an attachment.

This facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filling an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc. will continue to apply.

An eIPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.


Suo motu disclosure of information in accordance with section 4(1) of the RTI Act, 2005

 



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