Right to Information

Right to Information

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005

(i)

the particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador.

The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, and scientific cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts.         
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 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.


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

(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;

(ix)

a directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given at Annex-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 :
Annex-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 current financial year are given in the statement at Annex-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 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.  The Embassy also makes available to interested individuals various CD's and DVD's containing information on India, its people and culture.

(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;

Central Public Information officer:-
First Secretary (HOC)
Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma
Telephone: +381 11 2666520
Fax          : +381 11 3674209
Email:  
fsindemb@eunet.rs

(xvi)

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

the Appellate Authority will be Ambassador            Ms. Narinder Chauhan,         
Tel: +381 11 2666520
Fax : +381 11 3674209
Email  
indemb@eunet.rs

(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.


ANNEX I

Sl. No.

Designation

Name

E-mail ID

1.

Ambassador

Ms. Narinder Chauhan,

indemb@eunet.rs

2.

First Secretary and HOC

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma

fsindemb@eunet.rs

3.

Attache (CC & A)

Vacant

adminindemb@eunet.rs

4.

Assistant

Mr. Ishwar Dass

adminindemb@eunet.rs

5.

Assistant

Mr. Vasu Jyoti Sharma,

adminindemb@eunet.rs

6.

Personal Assistant

Mr. Sita Ram Gupta,

ssindemb@eunet.rs

7.

Personal Assistant

Mr. Anand Singh,

indemb@eunet.rs

ANNEX II

Monthly Remuneration of Officers and Staff (India-Based) of Embassy of India, Belgrade

Sl.No

Sanctioned Post

No. of Posts

Pay Scale

Remarks
(including Gr. Pay)

1

Ambassador

1

Rs. 37400-67000

Rs. 10000 as Gr.Pay

2

First Secretary

Rs. 15600-39100

Rs. 7600 as Gr.Pay

3

Attache

1

Rs.9300-34800

Rs.4800 as Gr. Pay

4

Assistant

2

Rs.9300-34800

Rs.4600 as Gr. Pay

5

Personal Assistant

2

Rs.9300-34800

Rs.4600 as Gr. Pay

6

Security Assistant

1

Rs.4400-7440

Rs.2000 as Gr. Pay

Note : Apart from  basic pay, India based Officers/staff are paid Foreign Allowance as fixed by Ministry of External Affairs from time to time.

ANNEX III

THE APPROVED FIGURES OF BE 2015-16 IN RESPECT OF E/I, BELGRADE ARE AS FOLLOWS:


HEAD

AMOUNT (RUPEES IN THOUSANDS)

CHANCERY

COMMERCIAL

SALARIES   

27622

14500

WAGES

18

0

OVERTIME ALLOWANCE

205

0

MEDICAL TREATMENT

338

500

TRAVEL EXPENSES (LOCAL)

383

0

TRAVEL EXPENSES (OTHERS)

2925

2000

PUBLICITY

2858

0

OFFICE EXPENSES

4522

500

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

356

0

RENT,RATES & TAXES

13202

3700

MINOR WORKS

174

0

OTHER CHARGES

0

0

TRADE PROMOTION

0

400

TOTAL

52603

21600

 
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