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Right to Information Act (RTI)

The Right to Information Act came into force with effect from 12th October 2005.

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Salient Features of the Right to Information Act, 2005

  • The Right of Information under the provisions of the RTI Act is available to the citizens of India only.
  • The Act extends to the whole of India except Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Fee will be payable by the applicant depending on the nature of information sought.
  • Certain categories of information have been exempted from disclosure under Sections 8 & 9 of the Act.
  • Security agencies specified in Schedule II to the Act have been exempted from the ambit of the Act subject to certain conditions

Name and Contact Details of Designated Nodal Officers:

Public Information Officer for the Consulate General of India, Saint Denis

Ms. Preeti Karotiya,
Assistant Consular Officer
Tel: 0262 41 75 47
Fax: 0262 21 01 70
E-mail : hoc.reunion@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority:

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bhati
Consul General
Tel: 0262 41 75 47
Fax: 0262 21 01 70
E-mail : cg.reunion@mea.gov.in

A service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) is available to Indian citizens to purchase an e-IPO by paying the fee online to access the information under the RTI Act, 2005 from the Central Public Authorities by making payment using Debit or Credit card.

  1. The user needs to get himself registered at either of the two websites http://www.epostoffice.gov.in or www.indiapost.gov.in to purchase the e-IPO.
  2. He/She has to select 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.
  3. A printout of the e-IPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filled electronically, e-IPO is required to be attached as an attachment.
  4. 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., as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 will continue to apply.
  5. An e-IPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application. To check any multiple use of the same e-IPO, the Public Authority shall maintain a record of the e-IPO so received. In case of any doubt, the details of e-IPO can be verified from the above mentioned site/portal of India Post.

INFORMATION REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005 

     

(i)

The particulars of the Consulate General of India, its organization, functions and duties;

The Consulate is headed by Consul General and has following sections ( 1 ) Administration (2) Visa, Passport, PIO, OCI and Consular The functions of the Consulate inter alia, include to maintain and develop interaction with various French and Indian community, cultural and commercial organizations, issue of passports, visas, OCI cards and PIO cards. The Consulate 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 Consulate have been detailed in the Delegated Financial Powers of the Government of India’s Representative Abroad. Powers regarding consular and passport etc are derived from the Passport and Consular Manuals. The officials of the Consulate function under the guidance and supervision of the Consul General.

(iii)

The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;

Decisions are taken under the instructions and supervision of the Consul General.

(iv)

The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Norms are set under the instructions 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 annexure. Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s representative abroad Rules. Passport Manual, Visa Manual and 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;

Documents / files relating to Cultural and Commercial activities. Passport and Consular service files including record of passports and consular services rendered. Record of visa applications.

(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;

The Consulate functions within the norms set by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the Consulate under the guidance and supervision of the Consul General and the Ambassador of India to France.

(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;

The Consulate interacts regularly with representatives of the local government representatives, Indian Diaspora, NRIs, academician, etc.

(ix)

A directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given at Annex-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 Annex-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 Annex-III

(xii)

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

The Consulate 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 Consulate General of India.

(xiv)

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

The Consulate General of India Saint Denis' website has the required information.

(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;

All relevant information is made available through the Consulate’s website, a library cum reading room from 0900hrs to 1200hrs and from 1500hrs to 1630hrs on working days.

(xvi)

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

Public Information Officer

Ms. Preeti Karotiya 
Assistant Consular Officer
Consulate General of India
Saint Denis, Reunion
Tel: 0262 41 75 47
Fax: 0262 21 01 70
E-mail : hoc.reunion@mea.gov.in

(xvii)

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

The Consulate General of India website has information which is updated on a regular basis.


ANNEXES


Annex-I : Consulate General of India 
Saint Denis 
List of Officers

  Designation Phone
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bhati Consul General (00 262) 262 41 75 47
Ms. Preeti Karotiya Assistant Consular Officer (00 262) 262 41 75 47
Mr. Sevanand Sudai Assistant Consular Officer (00 262) 262 41 75 47

Annex-II : Consulate General of India 
Saint Denis 
Monthly Remuneration of Officers

S. No Sanctionned Post No of Post Pay Scale (in INRs.) Grade Pay (in INRs.)
1. 
 
Consul General
 

 
15600-39100
PB-III
6600
2. 
 
Assistant 
Gr.IV of IFS "B"

 
9300-34800
PB-II
4600 
 
3. 
 
Stenographer 
Cadre of IFS "B"

 
9300-34800 
PB-II
4600 
 

Annex-III : Consulate General of India
Saint Denis (Reunion Island)
Approved Budget (B.E.) for 2015-16 (in INR/Thousands)

Salaries 17270
Wages 365
Overtime Allowance 202
Medical Treatment 1920
Travel expenses (local) 174
Travel expenses (others) 1202
Publicity 143
Office expenses 4825
Information technology 352
Rents, rates & taxes 5517
Minor work 186
Other Charges 20
TOTAL 32176

 

 
 
 


Address: Consulate General of India, 111 rue Léopold Rambaud,
97490 Sainte-Clotilde, La Réunion
Consular Working hours:
09h00-12h00 : for receiving all applications (Monday to Friday)
16h00-17h00 : Delivery of Visas and Consular documents (Monday to Friday)
Telephone Numbers: (00 262) 262 41 75 47
Fax Numbers: (00 262) 262 21 01 70
Email : cons.reunion@mea.gov.in, hoc.reunion@mea.gov.in, congendia@wanadoo.fr
Officer in charge of maintenance of the website :Mr. Sevanand Sudai
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