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Right to Information

RIGHT TO INFORMATION

The Right to Information Act, 2005 is an important legislation to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities of India.  Any citizen of India has the right to seek information from public authorities as per the provisions of the RTI Act.  The full text of the RTI Act ,2005 may be accessed at the link: RTI-Act.pdf 

Suo-Moto declaration of public information as mandated under section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005 in respect of the High Commission of India, Kingston is available at the link: 
Public Information under Section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act, 2005 

The contact details of the designated Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) and the First Appellate Authority (FAA) for the High Commission of India, Kingston are as below:   
 

Central Public Information Officer

High Commission of India, Kingston
Email: hoc.kingston@mea.gov.in

Mr. Prathit Charan Misra
Head of Chancery

First Appellate Authority 

High Commission of India, Kingston
Email: hc.kingston@mea.gov.in 

H.E. Masakui Rungsung
High Commissioner

An Indian citizen wishing to seek information under the RTI Act may submit application as per the section 6 of the RTI Act to the Central Public Information officer of the High Commission.  Please note that a RTI request to the High Commission should primarily concern a subject matter, for which it is reasonably presumed that relevant information is being held by the High Commission.  In other cases, the applications should be made to the CPIOs of the respective public authorities.
 

An RTI applicant aggrieved with the reply/decision of the CPIO can file an appeal with the FAA of the High Commission.  If a citizen is not satisfied with the decision of the FAA, a second Appeal may be filed before the Central Information Commission.
 

Modes and Procedure to file RTI application 

An RTI application can either be sent through post or submitted online.
 

a. Postal Application:

An application addressed to the Central Public Information Officer may be sent by post to: High Commission of India, 5, Earls Court, Acadia Drive, Kingston 8, Jamaica along with the following:


· Documentary proof of Indian citizenship

· Prescribed fee of Rs. 10/- (Rupees Ten only) 
in equivalent US dollars through a cheque or demand draft in favour of the High Commission of India.


b. Online Application:
 


Online RTI application should be submitted through the RTI Portal: https://rtionline.gov.in/ 

The guidelines for use of RTI online Portal are available on the link: https://rtionline.gov.in/guidelines.php?request

The application filed through Web Portal would reach electronically to the Nodal Officer" of concerned Ministry/Department, who would transmit the RTI application electronically to the concerned CPIO.

Fee for RTI application submitted through RTI web portal can be made online, as per the modes prescribed therein.

For filing RTI application to High Commission of India, Kingston through the web portal, applicants should in the column - Select Ministry/Department/Apex body, select – Ministry of External Affairs; and in the column - Select Public Authority, select – High Commission of India, Kingston.

Public Information under Section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act, 2005