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THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION

Applications seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005 may be sent along with the prescribed fee in through e-IPO* (Electronic Indian Postal Order) OR in US Dollars, equivalent to Indian Rs. 10/- in cash/cheque or demand draft favouring Embassy of India, Ankara. (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 Portal i.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 the RTI 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 website 
 http://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.

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It has been decided that the Right to Information Act to be implemented by Missions and Posts abroad immediately by the Government of India. (Ms.) Vanaja. K. Thekkat, Deputy Chief of Mission, e-mail: dcm.ankara@mea.gov.in fax No. 0090-312-4403429, will be the Public Information Officer and the Appellate Authority will be Shri Rahul Kulshreshth, Ambassador, email:  amb.ankara@mea.gov.in

INFORMATION ABOUT THE Embassy of India, Ankara, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005

(i)

the particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Embassy of India, Ankara  is headed by Ambassador and has following Wings: (i) Administration & Establishment Wing (ii) Consular Wing (iii) Economic & Commerce Wing (iv) Political Wing (v) Press, Information & Cultural Wing (vi) Defence Wing. These wings are under the supervision of the Ambassador. The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, other bilateral and multi-lateral issues and rendering Consular services including Passport, Visa and PIOs. 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.

(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;

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 other 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;

The 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.


(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 of India interacts regularly with representatives of various councils, committees and others bodies.

(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 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.

(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/firms various CD's and DVD's containing information on India, its people and culture as and when requested.

(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;

The Embassy maintains a library that is open to visitors during 1000 hrs to 1230 hrs on working days.

(xvi)

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

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Smt. Vanaja K. Thekkat
Deputy Chief of Mission

Embassy of India
77, Cinnah Caddesi
Cankaya 06680 Ankara
Turkey

Email: dcm.ankara@mea.gov.in  

Tel:  00 90 312 440 3215resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/call_skype_logo.png00 90 312 440 3215

Fax: 00 90 312 440 3429

(xvii)

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.