Information about the Embassy of India, required under section 4 (1)(B)...

Information about the Embassy of India, required under section 4 (1)(B) of RTI Act, 2005

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY OF INDIA, TEHRAN REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

(i)

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

The Embassy is headed by Ambassador of India and has the following Wings: (i) Political Wing (ii) Administration Wing (iii) Economic & Commerce Wing (iv) Consular Wing (v) Military and Air Wing (vi) Naval Wing; and (vii) Cultural Wing.


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


Embassy 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 Embassyinter 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.

 

(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 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 as per extant rules and guidelines, where applicable and 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 Representatives Abroad Rules,

Passport Act,

Manuals of Office Procedures; and

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; and Passport, visa 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.

(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 interacts regularly with the representatives of various councils, think tanks, committees, academic community and others.

(ix)

a directory of its officers and employees;

 

A directory is given at Annexure-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 Annexure-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 (2018-19) are given in the statement at Annexure-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 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;

The Embassy is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday. The holidays observed by the Embassy are given on its website. The Indian Cultural Centre called the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre is located in the Embassy (Contact No: +98 21 88529317), which is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Sunday to Thursday (except on gazetted holidays).

 

(xvi)

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

Mr. Harish Kumar

First Secretary (Cons) & Public Information Officer

Embassy of India, 22 Mir Emad Street, Corner of 9th Alley, Tehran, P.O. Box No. 15875-4118

Tel: +98 21 88529313; Fax: +98 21 88755100

E-mail: cons.tehran@mea.gov.in

 

(xvii)

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

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

 

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