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Under the Right to Information Act 2005, citizens of India may send applications seeking information of public interest relevant to Embassy of India, Prague to the following officers:

1.    Ambassador  -  Appellate Authority(AA)
      Embassy of India,Milady Horakove 93/60, Prague 7
      Tel: 00 420 257533490 – Fax: 00 420 257533378
      E-mail: ambassador@india.cz
 
2.  Dr. Venkatachalam M, First Secretary  -  Public Information Officer(PIO)
     Embassy of India, Milady Horakove 93/60, Prague 7
     Tel: 00 420 257533490 – Fax: 00 420 257533378
     E-mail: sscom@india.cz
 

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

Applications seeking  information under the RTI Act, 2005 may be sent along with the prescribed fee through e-IPO* (Electronic Indian Postal Order) OR in CZK, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cash/cheque or demand draft favouring Embassy of India, Prague.  [The rate of exchange for a particular month may be ascertained from the Embassy].

*Facility of e-IPO for payment of fee under the RTI Act, 2005

The Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts have launched a service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Oder) to enable Indian Citizens residing in India or abroad to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in to enable them to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005.  It can also be accessed through India Post Website, i.e. www.indiapost.gov.in.  An e-IPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.

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 websitehttp://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.

The Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts have launched a service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) to enable Indian Citizens abroad to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in . (Department of Posts has extended the "elPO" (electronic Indian Postal Order) service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. 13.02.2014, for purchasing Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal)

  •  The facility of eIPO has been provided for Indian citizens to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit or Credit Cards of any Bank powered by Visa / Master can be used to purchase e-IPO.
  •  The user needs to get 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 eIPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry / Department only.
  •  A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, eIPO is required to be attached as an attachment
  •  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.
  •  An eIPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.

 

The facility of e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) has now been extended to the Indian citizens living abroad for obtaining information from Embassy of India in Prague (Czech Republic) under the RTI Act, 2005.

It may be noted that information provided under the Act is available to citizens of India only. Applications should be submitted along with documentary proof of Indian Citizenship (like copy of personal particulars pages of passport.) More information is available at RTI Website.

It may be noted 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 Public 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 ped 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 ped to the concerned PIO directly.

 Information in respect of this Embassy in response to Chapter-II, Section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act, 2005

(i)  The particulars of the organization, functions and duties -

  •  Embassy of India, Prague, Czech Republic – to carry out diplomatic and Consular functions in the Czech Republic on behalf of Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

 

(ii) The powers and duties of its officers and employees -

  •  The duties of the officers and employees of this Embassy flow from the “Allocation of Business Rules of the Government of India”. Financial Powers are detailed in the “Financial Powers of the Government of India’s Representatives Abroad”. Designated officials of the Embassy also have powers under the Passport Act.

 (iii) The procedure followed in the decision-making process, including channels of supervision and accountability -

  •  This Embassy follows procedures as indicated the “Manual of Office Procedure” for decision-making process.

 

(iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions -

  •  Norms are set under the instructions and supervision of Ambassador, as prescribed by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

 

(v) The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals, etc. held in its control -

  •  The Indian Foreign Service (Pay, Leave, Compensation & Allowances) Rules, Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives Abroad and the Passport Act.

 

(vi) Statement of categories of documents that are held -

  •  Documents relating to the conduct of diplomatic and consular duties are held by this Embassy.

 

(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 -

  •  As a subordinate office of the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, this Embassy does not formulate policies of its own.

 

(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 -

  •  This Embassy does not have any such bodies.

 

(ix) A directory of its officers and employees; and

  •  As per Annexure - 1
Name & Designation
H.E. Mr. Krishan Kumar, Ambassador
Dr. Venkatachalam M, First Secretary
Gp. Capt. Pawan Kumar, VM, Defence Attache
Shri Kamal Parvez, First Secretary
Vacant, Second Secretary(PPS)
Smt. Paramjeet Kaur Anand, Attache(Admn)
Shri R. Venugopal, Attache/PS to Ambassador
Shri Sudhir Kumar, Assistant(Accounts)
Shri Tushar Unyal, Assistant(Consular)
Shri D.S. Negi, General Assistant
Shri Partha Gorai, PA to Defence Attache
Shri Rajesh Baxla, Security Assistant
Shri Surender Singh, Security Assistant

 

(x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations –

Sl. No. Post Total Pay scale Grade pay
1 Ambassador 01 67,000 – 79,000
2 First Secretary 02 15,600 – 39,100 7,600/6,600
3 Defence Attache 01 37,400 – 67,000 8,700
3 Second Secretary 01 15,600 – 39,100 6,600
4 Attache 02 9,300 – 34,800 5,400/4800
5 Private Secretary 01 9,300 – 34,800 5,400
6 Assistant 02 9,300 – 34,800 4,800
7 Personal Assistant 01 5,200 – 20,200 2,800
8 Security Assistant 02 5,200 – 20,200 2,000

 

 

(xi) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made -

 

(xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes -

  •  This Embassy does not have any subsidy programmes.

 

(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it -

  •  This Embassy does not give concessions, permits, etc.

 

(xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form -

  •  Accounts work since February 2011 and Visa work.

 

(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 -

  •  Information about the Embassy can be obtained from its website www.india.cz
  •  Library of the Embassy can be visited from 1000 – 1200 hrs & 1430 – 1630 hrs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

 

(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers -

1.   Ambassador  -  Appellate Authority(AA)
      Embassy of India,Milady Horakove 93/60, Prague 7
      Tel: 00 420 25753490 – Fax: 00 420 257533378;  E-mail: ambassador@india.cz
 
2.  Dr. Venkatachalam M, First Secretary -  Public Information Officer(PIO)
     Embassy of India, Milady Horakove 93/60, Prague 7
     Tel: 00 420 25753490 – Fax: 00 420 257533378;  E-mail: sscom@india.cz

 

(xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed -

  •  Nil


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