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

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

RTI Act, 2005


REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE Right to Information ACT, 2005


The particulars of its organization, functions, and duties;

The High Commission is headed by High Commissioner of India and has following five Wings: (i) Political (ii) Economic & Commercial (iii) Chancery (including Administration) (iv) Consular & (v) Culture


Each Wing is headed by a First Secretary/Second Secretary rank officer.


High Commission functions within the purview of business allocated to the Ministry of External Affairs under the Government of India Allocation of Business Rules and Transaction of Business Rules. The functions of the High Commission inter alia include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, scientific & technological cooperation, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, and consular operations including PIOs/NRIs, in bilateral and multilateral contexts.



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 High Commission of lndia have been detailed in the Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India 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 High Commissioner.


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

Decisions are taken as per extant rules and guidelines, where applicable and under the instruction and supervision of the High Commissioner


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

 Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the   High Commissioner.


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 Representatives abroad Rules

Passport Act

Manuals of Office Procedures

Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.


a statement of the categories of

documents that are held by it or under its control;

Classified documents/files relating to India relations with Jamaica, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands

Unclassified documents/files including joint statements, declarations, agreements and MOUs between India and Jamaica and country of accreditation- Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands

Passport and consular services application forms


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;

High Commission of India functions within the norms of India foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the High Commission under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner.


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;

High Commission interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community, and others.


a directory of its officers and employees;

List of Officers is given at Annexure-I


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


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 (2019-20) are given in the statement at Annexure-III


the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the

amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

High Commission of India does not have any subsidy programme.


particulars of recipients of    concessions, permits or

authorizations granted by it;

No concessions/permits are granted by High Commission of India


details in respect of the

information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

The High Commission website has the required information. High Commission also makes available to interested individuals various Brochures, CDs and DVDs containing information on India, its people and culture.


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 High Commission is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, or 0900 hrs to 1630 hrs from Monday to Friday. The holidays observed by the High Commission are given on the website .High Commission has a library which is open from 1500 hrs to 1700 hrs, Monday to Friday (except on gazetted holidays).


the names, designations and other

particulars of the Public Information Officers;

Public Information Officer (PIO):

Mr. Gopal Kumar Bhagat, Second Secretary

Tel No: +1 876 564 1378



such other information as may be    prescribed and thereafter update

these publications every year;

The High Commission website has information which is updated on a regular basis.