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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. Sanjay Gupta
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

Final Estimate Budget FY2023-24:

S. No.

HEAD

AMOUNT (Rs. In Thousands)

1.

Salaries

17760

2.

Rewards

28

3.

Allowance

41026

4.

LTC

26

5

Wages

397

6.

Medical

11490

7.

Local Tours

2050

8

TE(Others)

4630

9

Office Expenses

18973

10

Motor Vehicle

0

11

Furniture & Fixture

0

12

Fuel & Lubricants

350

13

Bank and Agency changes

133

14

Repair & Maintenance

115

15

Other Revenue Expenditure

0

16

Adv. & Publicity

2703

17

Rents, Rates & Taxes

18225

18

Minor Civil & Electric Works

2855

19

Info., Comp. & Tech. (ICT)

496

20

Digital Equipment

1366

21

Swachhta Action Plan [SAP(OE)]

17

22

Training Expenses

0

23

Rent for others

0

24

Material & Supplies

0

25

Machinery & Equipment

0

26

Other Fixed Assets

0

 

Total

122640

Proposed Budget Estimates(BE) for CFY2024-25 :
 
  Budget Estimates 2024-25
                            High Commission of India Kingston
     
    (Rs. in thousands  only)
Sl.No. Head of Accounts Proposed
BE 2024-25
1 Salary 23000
2 Rewards 550
3 Allowances
(222.314 was spent in OTA in 22-23)
36000
4 LTC 100
5 Wages 400
6 Medical treatment 10000
7 TE(Local Tours) 3500
8 TE(Others) 10000
9 Office Expenses 32000
10 Motor Vehicle 7000
11 Furniture & Fixtures 1000
12 Fuel & Lubricants 400
13 Bank and Agency Charges 105
14 Repair & Maintenance 600
15 Other Charges (Other Revenue Expenditure) 30
16 Advertising & Publicity 2000
17 Rents, Rates & Taxes for Land and Building  20500
18 Minor Civil & Electric Works 3200
19 Information, computer, Telecommunication equipment (ICT) 800
20 Digital Equipment 1000
21 Swachhta Action Plan [SAP(OE)] 120
22 Training Expenses  
23 Rent for others  
24 Material and Supplies  
25 Machinery & Equipment  
26 Other Fixed Assets  
  Total 152305

Vote on Account for April - August 2024:

S.

No.

Heads

Amount (Rs. In Thousands)

 

(I)

(II)

1.

Salaries

11500

2.

Rewards

218

3.

Allowances

17100

4.

LTC

29

5.

Wages

158

6.

Medical

3125

7.

Local Tours

1385

8.

FTE

3958

9.

OE

12667

10

Motor Vehicle

0

11

Furniture & Fixtures

292

12

Fuel & Lubs.

158

13

Bank Charges

42

14

Repairs & Maint.

175

15

ORE

9

16

Adv. & Pub.

625

17

RRT

8115

18

Minor Civil & Elect. works

1067

19

ICT

227

20

Digital Equip

313

21

SAP

43

22

Training Expenses

0

23

Rent for others

0

24

Materials & Supplies

0

25

Machinery & Equip.

0

26

Other Fixed Assets

0

 

Total

61206

 

 Report of the third-party audit of voluntary disclosure for FY22-23