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Right to Information

Right to Information Act, 2005 (https://rti.gov.in/rti-act.pdf (pdf/rti-act.pdf)

Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005:-

Central Public Information Officer

Appellate Authority

Ms. Suman Sonkar
Second Secretary
Tel. 4425 5708
Fax. 4465 5471
E-mail: hoc.doha@mea.gov.in

Smt. T. Angeline Premalatha,

Counsellor
Tel. 4425 5704
Fax. 4465 5471
E-mail: dcm.doha@mea.gov.in

 

 

 

 

  1. Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Qatari Rial, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cheque or demand draft favoring Embassy of India, Doha. The RTI fee can also be paid using e-ipo service of Department of Posts details of which is given in para 2 below.
  2. Payment of RTI fee online – Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)
    The scheme of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) has been launched by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in association with Department of Personnel Training (DoPT). This would enable the Indian citizens abroad to pay the RTI fee online. An Indian Postal Order can be purchased electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal or through India Post website.

The web-links for payment are:

www.indiapost.gov.in/
www.epostoffice.gov.in/

The Credit Card or Debit Card of any bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose.

  1. It may be noted that information provided under the Act is available to citizens of India only. OCI/PIO Card holders are foreign nationals, holding foreign passports and are, therefore, not eligible to seek information under the RTI Act 2005.  Applications should be submitted along with documentary proof of Indian Citizenship (like copy of personal particulars pages of passport). More information is available at http://rti.gov.in .
  2. It may also be pointed out that as per section 6 (1) (a) of the RTI Act, 2005, a person who desires to obtain information under the Act is required to submit the application to the Information Officer of the concerned public authority. Applicants are, therefore, advised to send their requests under the RTI Act to the Embassy only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the Embassy. While section 6 (3) provides for the transfer of an application by a receiving PIO to another [concerned] PIO, this is clearly meant to cover situations where the application is addressed to a PIO on the assumption that it has been directed to the concerned PIO. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

Information about the Embassy under Section 4 (1) (b) of the RTI Act, 2005:

 


(i)

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Embassy of India in Doha is headed by the Ambassador and has the following Wings:

(i) Political Wing (ii) Labour & Community Welfare Wing (iii) Consular & Community Affairs Wing (iv) Defence Wing (v) Information Wing (vi) Education Wing (vii) Commerce Wing (viii) Administration Wing. Each Wing is headed by a Counsellor /First Secretary/Second Secretary rank officer.

 
The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include:

(i) political and economic cooperation, (ii) trade and investment promotion, (iii) cultural interaction, (iv) rendering of passport, visa and consular services to the Indian community (v) Welfare of Indian workers and helping Indians in distress and (vi) Press and media liaison.

 
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 and the rules made under it from time to time.
 
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 as amended from time to time, Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad

 

Passport Act, Visa Manual,
Manual on Office Procedures,


Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by the Central Government.

(vi)

A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control;

Documents/files relating to  relations including joint statements, declarations, agreements and MoUs,  passport and 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;

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, within the framework of the policy guidelines of the Government of India.

(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 Indian community, representatives of various councils, committees and other.

(ix)

A directory of its officers and staff

A directory is given at Annex-I (pdf/Annexure-I.pdf) 

(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 (pdf/Annexure-II.pdf)

(xi)

The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursement made;

The budget figures for the current financial year are given in the statement at Annex-III (Annex-III-pdf)

(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. Details of scholarships awarded by the Government of India are available on the Embassy’s website. 

(xiii)

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

No concessions/permits or authorizations are granted by the Embassy of India. .

(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.

(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;

General enquiry: +974 – 44255777

                               +97 - 44255700 (24X7)

Consular enquiry: +974 - 44255716

Labour enquiry: +974 - 44255706 / 714

 

Emergency contact number:

 

Labour matters/Death cases:

+974 - 55097295

Interpreter: +974 - 30952526

ICBF Help desk: +974 – 55225274

PBSK Help desk: +974 - 4453500

Facebook: @IndianEmbassyQatar

Twitter handle: @IndEmbDoha

(xvi)

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

Ms. Suman Sonkar
Second Secretary
Tel. 4425 5708
Fax. 4465 5471
E-mail: hoc.doha@mea.gov.in 

(xvii)

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

The Embassy’s website has all relevant information which is updated on a regular basis.

 

 

 

       

ANNEXURE - I

         

Sl. No.

Name & Designation

Email ID

Telephone Numbers (+974)

Fax Number             (+974)

1

Dr. Deepak Mittal

Ambassador

amb.doha@mea.gov.in

44255703

44670448

2

Ms. T. Angeline Premalatha Counsellor

dcm.doha@mea.gov.in

44255742

3

Capt. Atla Mohan       

Defence Attaché

dadoha-navy@nic.in

44255720

4

Shri S. Xavier Dhanaraj          First Secretary

counsellor.doha@mea.gov.in

44255743

5

Shri Sachin Dinkar Shankpal       First Secretary

edu.doha@mea.gov.in

44255731

6

Ms. Suman Sonkar

Second Secretary

hoc.doha@mea.gov.in

44255708

7

Ms. Padma Karri

Second Secretary

pol.doha@mea.gov.in

44255727

8

Shri Sahil Kumar

Second Secretary

pol.doha@mea.gov.in

44255749

9

Ms. Sona Soman           

Second Secretary

labour.doha@mea.gov.in

44255706

10

Shri Kuljeet Singh Arora

Second Secretary

cul.doha@mea.gov.in

44255745

11

Shri N. Mahesh

Attaché

cons.doha@mea.gov.in

44255716

12

Shri Sarup Singh

Attaché                 

cons.doha@mea.gov.in

44255715

13

Shri Soumitra Mondal

Attaché

cons.doha@mea.gov.in

44255715

14

Shri Dhiraj Kumar             Attache (Admin)

admn.doha@mea.gov.in

44255713

15

Shri Mukesh Kumar Batar  Attache/PS  

amboff.doha@mea.gov.in

44255703

16

Smt. Suman           

Attache/PS

dcm.doha@mea.gov.in

44255742

17

Shri Harinarayanan T.      

 PA

edu.doha@mea.gov.in

44255731

18

Shri M C Rajagoplan

ASO

cons.doha@mea.gov.in

44255711

19

Shri Yogesh Dangi              

ASO 

admn.doha@mea.gov.in

44255741

20

Shri Nabaratna Pradhan           ASO

labour.doha@mea.gov.in

44255714

21

Shri Ashok Kumar Meena     ASO

pol.doha@mea.gov.in

44255753

44675399

22

Shri Kapil Poonia                   

PA

dadoha-navy@nic.in

44255720

44328081

23

Shri Naresh Kumar

Security Assistant

admn.doha@mea.gov.in

44255700

44670448

ANNEXURE-II

 

Sl. No.

Designation

Officer/s in Position

Pay Matrix Level

1.

Ambassador

1

Level-15

2.

Counsellor

1

Level-13

3.

First Secretary

3

Level-12

4.

Second Secretary

5

Level-11

5.

Attache/PS

6

Level-10

Level-9

6.

Assistant Section Officer

4

Level-8

7.

Personal Assistant

2

Level-8

8.

Security Assistant

1

Level-4

Annexure-III

Budget allocation of Embassy of India, Doha for the year 2021-22

 HEAD

AMOUNT (Rs. IN THOUSANDS)

Salaries

104431

Wages

9000

Overtime Allowance

2800

Medical Treatment

2881

Travel Expenses (Local)

383

Travel Expenses (Others)

5707

Publicity

1000

Office Expenses (OE)

33300

Swachhta Action Plan [SAP(OE)]

200

Information Technology

1655

Rents, Rates & Taxes

77906

Minor Works

307

Other Charges

0

Total

239570

 

Central Public Information Officer: -

Shri K.S. Dhiman, Second Secretary

 First Appellate Authority: -
Shri Rajesh Kamble, Counsellor

(xiv)

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

 

Central Public Information Officer: -

Ms. Suman Sonkar, Second Secretary

 First Appellate Authority: -
Smt. T. Angeline Premalatha, Counsellor

(xv)

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

The Embassy’s website has all relevant information which is updated on a regular basis.

For data on death of Indian nationals registered in the Embassy, click link
 

 

Full text of the RTI Act, 2005 is available at http://rti.gov.in  

 

Facility of e-IPO for payment of fee in Foreign Exchange under the RTI Act 2005

 

Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts, Government of India have launched a service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) to enable Indian citizens abroad to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically to seek information under the RTI Act 2005 by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal http://www.epostoffice.gov.in   

 

The RTI applicant needs to get himself registered at the above website. He has to select the Ministry / Department from whom he desires to seek information under the RTI act and generate the e-IPO. 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.

 

This facility is meant 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. 

 

Extension of e-IPO facility for payment of RTI fee in Indian Missions by 'Indian citizens abroad’

 

Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts, Government of India have launched a service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) to enable Indian citizens abroad to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically to seek information under the RTI Act 2005 by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal http://www.epostoffice.gov.in

 

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