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

Public Information Officer (PIO)

Ms. Swetha M
Second Secretary (Pol)
Phone: + 230 460 6600
Email: sspol.portlouis@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority

Mr. Janesh Kain
Deputy High Commissioner
Phone: +230 460 6600
Email: dhc.portlouis@mea.gov.in

1. Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Mauritian Rupees, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cheque or demand draft favoring High Commission of India, Port Louis. 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. The Government of India (Department of Post) has launched the e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) service to facilitate purchase of Indian Postal order electronically for paying RTI fee/cost of information on-line through e-Post Office Portal (https:/www.epostoffice.gov.in) of the Department of Posts. The detailed instructions for using the e-IPO service for payment of RTI fee on-line are contained in DOP & TTMs OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. (Please click here to get the details. The facility of e-ipo has been extended to 176 Indian Missions/Posts abroad also vide Department of Personnel & Training OM NO 1/44/2009-IR dated October 7, 2013 (please click here  to see the OM). Department of Posts has extended the eIPO service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. February 13, 2014 vide OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated 13th February 2014 (Please click here  to see the OM). The RTI applicants may, therefore, pay the RTI fee/cost of information, also on-line using the said e-IPO service, for seeking information from Ministries/Departments in India as well as from Indian Missions abroad.

3. 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 . The mailing address is Ms. Swetha M., Second Secretary (POL, Information & RTI matters), High Commission of India, Plot No.65-C, Cybercity, Ebene, Mauritius.

4. 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 HIGH COMMISSION, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005

Section 4(1)(b) part:

Subject

Information/Remarks

(i)

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

High Commission of India is headed by High Commissioner and has following two Wings: (i) A Wing includes Administration, Political, Press & Information, Culture Commerce and Education. (ii) Consular Wing - The Consular Wing headed by Counsellor (Consular). The functions of the Mission inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, and rendering Passport, Visa and Consular services.

(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 High Commission 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 Mission function under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner.

(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 High Commissioner.

(iv)

The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

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

(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;

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

(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;

High Commission of India interacts regularly with representatives of various councils, committees and others.

Tender evaluation committee and other committee are formed as and when required within the High Commission as per directions of the Ministry.

(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;

High Commission of India does not have any subsidy program.

(xiii)

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

No concessions/permits are granted by the High Commission of India.

(xiv)

Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

The High Commission'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;

 Public Information Officer (PIO)

Ms. Swetha M

Second Secretary (Pol)

Phone: + 230 460 6600

Email: sspol.portlouis@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority

Mr. Janesh Kain

Deputy High Commissioner

Phone: +230 460 6600

Email: dhc.portlouis@mea.gov.in

 

 

 

(xvi)

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

(xvii)

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

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

Annex-I

Annex-II

Monthly Remuneration of Officers and Staff (India-based) of High Commission of India,  Port Louis, Mauritius.

 

No. Of Posts

Pay Scale

High Commissioner

1

Rs. 182200-224100

Counsellor

2

Rs. 118500-214100

First Secretary

2

Rs. 78800-180500

Second Secretary

1

Rs. 67700-155300

Third Secretary

1

Rs. 56100-128200

Attache/ PS

4

Rs. 47600-109100

ASO/PA

8

Rs. 44900-102800

IBSA

2

Rs. 21700-50000

Annex-III 

The approved figures of Budget Estimates (BE) for FY 2021-22 in r/o High Commission of India, Port Louis, Mauritius

S.No.

Head of Accounts

(Rs. In thousands only)

Approved BE 2021-2022

1.

Salaries

100309

2.

Wages

140

3.

Overtime Allowance

1100

4.

Medical Expenses

3000

5.

Travel Expenses (Local)

255

6.

Travel Expenses (Others)

6600

7.

Office Expenses

32625

8.

Rent, Rates & Taxes

23274

9.

Advertising & Publicity

2000

10.

Minor Works

3800

11.

Swachhta Action Plan

350

12.

Information Technology

1770

 

Grand Total

175, 223

Full text of RTI Act 2005 

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