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Full text of RTI Act 2005 

Information About The Embassy of India, Monrovia, Required Under Section 4(1) (B) Of The RTI Act, 2005

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

Public Information Officer
Mr. Kushal K Singh
Attache (Admin)
Embassy of India
No.16, Coconut Plantation, UN Drive, Monrovia
Tel: (+231) 775703527
E-Mail: admn.monrovia@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority
Mr. Jitendra S Rawat
Second Secretary / Head of Chancery
Embassy of India
No.16, Coconut Plantation, UN Drive, Monrovia
Tel: (+231) 775703527
E-Mail: hoc.monrovia@mea.gov.in

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in US$ or LD$, equivalent to INR 10/- (Indian Rupees Ten) in cheque or demand draft favoring Embassy of India, Monrovia.  The RTI fee can also be paid using e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) service of the Department of Posts details of which is given in following para.

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 DOPT’s OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. (Please click here  to get the details. Department of Posts has extended the e-IPO 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.

It may be noted that information provided under the Act is available to the 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 https://rti.gov.in/ ).  The User needs to get himself registered at the website.  He has to select the Ministry/Department from whom he desires to seek the information under the RTI Act and 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.  For more details please visit the website http://www.epostoffice.gov.in .  This facility is 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. will continue to apply.

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 of India, Monrovia only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the Embassy of India, Monrovia.  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 of India, Monrovia, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.
Information about the Embassy of India, Monrovia under section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005

i)

The particulars of the Embassy of India, Monrovia’s organization, functions and duties

Embassy of India in Monrovia is headed by the Ambassador. 

The functions of the Embassy of India, Monrovia include political and economic cooperation between India and Liberia, Trade and Investment Promotion, Cultural Activities, Press and Media Liaison, interaction with the representatives of the diplomatic missions, rendering of consular/passport/visa services to the general public, capacity building programmes of Government of India through ITEC/ICCR Scholarships and LOC projects.

The Mission functions within the purview of business allocated to the Ministry of External Affairs under the Government of India’s Allocation of Business Rules and the Transaction of Business Rules.

ii)

The powers and duties of its officers and employees

General Administrative powers are derived from the Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules and IFS (PLCA) Rules, as amended from time to time.

Financial powers of the Officers of the Embassy of India, Monrovia have been detailed in the Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India’s Representatives Abroad.

The Officers of the Embassy of India functions 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 instructions and supervision of the Ambassador and the Ministry of External Affairs.

iv)

The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules and IFS (PLCA) Rules and annexures

Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad Rules and General Financial Rules

Manuals on Office Procedure

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

v)

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules and IFS (PLCA) Rules and annexures

Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad Rules and General Financial Rules

Manuals on Office Procedure

Other relevant 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

Classified documents/files relating to India’s bilateral relations with the host country.
Service documents of the officials.

Unclassified documents/files on the above subjects including statements, declarations, agreements etc.

Passport and Consular Services application Forms etc.

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 rules and policies formulated by the Government of India. Policies are implemented by the Embassy of India 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 public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public

The Ambassador and other officers of the Mission interact regularly with the representatives of the Local Foreign Office, Other Local Ministries/Departments, Diplomatic Missions in Monrovia, local think tanks, academic community and other concerned authorities.

ix)

A directory of its officers and employees

A directory is available on website
List of officers (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 in each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure 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

The Embassy of India, Monrovia 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, Monrovia.

xiv)

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

The Embassy of India, Monrovia’s website is http://www.indianembassymonrovia.gov.in.

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

Being a newly opened Mission, the Embassy of India, Monrovia currently does not have a public library or a reading room.

xvi)

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

Appellate Authority : 
Mr. Jitendra S Rawat 
Second Secretary (Head of Chancery)
Tel: (+231) 775703527
e-mail: hoc.monrovia@mea.gov.in

Public Information Officer:
Mr. Kushal K Singh
Attache (Admin)
Tel: (+231) 775703527
e-mail: admn.monrovia@mea.gov.in

xvii)

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

The website of the Embassy of India, Monrovia has the information which is updated on a regular basis.

 

Annexure-I
List of India based officers/staff of the Embassy of India, Monrovia:


Sl. No.

Name of the officers/staff and designation

Email ids

1

Pradip Kumar Yadav
Ambassador

amb.monrovia@mea.gov.in

3

Shri Jitendra S Rawat
Second Secretary/HOC

hoc.monrovia@mea.gov.in

5

Shri Kushal K Singh
Attache (Admin)

admn.monrovia@mea.gov.in

6

Shri Namvar Pandey
ASO

cons.monrovia@mea.gov.in

7

Shri Saurabh Prajapati
PA to Ambassador

amb.monrovia@mea.gov.in


Annexure-II

Monthly Remuneration of Officers and Staff (India-based) of the Embassy of India, Monrovia are as follows:

Sl. No.

Sanctioned Post

No. of Posts

Level of Pay in

Pay Matrix

(7th CPC)

Pay Scale

1.

Ambassador

1

Pay Level 13

123100 -215900

2.

First Secretary/ Second Secretary

2

Pay Level 11

67700 - 208700

3.

Attaché

1

Pay Level 10

56100 - 177500

4.

Assistant Section Officer

 1

Pay Level 7

44900 - 142400

5.

Personal Assistant

1

Pay Level 7

44900 - 142400

 


Annexure – III

Budget Utilization during Financial Year 2021-22:

 

Budget allocation during FY 2021-22

(Rs. in thousands only)

45815

Expenditure during FY 2021-22

(Rs. in thousands only)

45570