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Right to Information Act 2005

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information.

It may be noted that information provided under the Right to Information 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, including the full text of the Act, is available at http://rti.gov.in

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 & T 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.

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. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.
Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005, in Embassy of India Paris are as follows:-
Central Public Information Officer:-  
Mr. S. K. Kharb,
First Secretary (HOC)
Tele: 00-33-140507070
Fax: 00-33-140500996
Email: hoc.paris@mea.gov.in

Appellate  Authority
Shri Manish Prabhat,
Deputy Chief of Mission,
Tele: 00-33-140507070
Fax: 00-33-145272331 
Email: dcm.paris@mea.gov.in 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY OF INDIA, PARIS 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 and Deputy Chief of Mission and has following 11 Wings: (i) Administration and Property Wing (ii) Economic and Commercial Wing (iii) Press, Information and Culture Wing (iv) Political Wing (v) Consular Wing (vi) Education, Research & Technology and Community Affairs Wing (vii) Air Wing (viii) Military Wing (ix) Atomic Energy Wing (x) ITOU Wing (xi) ISRO Technical Liaison Unit  
Each Wing is headed by a Minister, Counsellor, First Secretary or Second Secretary rank Officer.
The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, scientific cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts, space cooperation, involving Indian community and its affairs. 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. For administrative issues, Deputy Chief of Mission also supervises and decisions are made at his level.

(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 issued by Ministry of External Affairs from time to time.
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.

(we)

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. There are bilateral mechanisms exist to discuss the new areas of cooperation and implementation of the policies.

Tender evaluation committee and other committees are formed as and when required within Embassy as per directions of the Ministry. 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;

Directory of Officer and staff members of Embassy of India, Paris is placed 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 received by Embassy officials is at placed 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 is placed 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:-  
Mr. S. K. Kharb,
First Secretary (HOC)
Tele: 00-33-140507070
Fax: 00-33-140500996
Email: hoc.paris@mea.gov.in

Authority Appellate 
Shri Manish Prabhat,
Deputy Chief of Mission,
Tele: 00-33-140507070
Fax: 00-33-145272331 
Email: dcm.paris@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 Embassy's website has information which is updated on a regular basis.

 

Annexure I

Directory of Officers and staff members of Embassy of India, Paris

MAIN CHANCERY
ADDRESS                   : 13-15 RUE ALFRED DEHODENCQ, 75016 PARIS
Reception Tel               : 01 40 50 70 70           
FAX                             : 01 40 50 09 96        
WEBSITE                    : www.ambinde.fr
Intercom                       :  5106                                                                                             
 

CONSULAR SECTION:           
Address                        : 20-22, RUE ALBERIC MAGNARD, 75016 PARIS                                      
TELEPHONE               : 01 40 50 71 71            
FAX                              : 01 42 24 71 41        
VISA/MISC. Enquiry  : 01 40 50 51 08
Intercom                       : 5107

OFFICE HOURS        : MONDAY TO FRIDAY                                
                                     0900 HRS TO 1300 HRS
                                     1330 HRS TO 1730 HRS

AMBASSADOR

Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra

Ambassador

AMBASSADOR’S OFFICE

Mr. B.S Kajla

Attache/PS

Ms. Elodie Fabrissin

Sr. Translator /
Social Secretary

Mr. Sushant Singh Dangi

Attache/PS

Mr. V. Manalansang

Chauffeur

Mr. Nandan Ram

Multi-tasking Staff

DCM’s OFFICE

Mr. Manish Prabhat

Deputy Chief of Mission

Ms. Ridham Bhatia

Stenographer

Mr. Vijay Mishra

Multi-tasking Staff

Mr. Madhukar Parekh

Chauffeur

ADMINISTRATION

Mr. S. K. Kharb

First Secretary (HoC)

Mr. Naba Kumar Pal

First Secretary(Audit)

Ms. Sucheta Chatterjee

Second Secretary (on training at ICP institute, Paris)

Mr. Karan Singh Bangari

SS (Admin.) & DDO

Mr. Malay Kumar Lahiri

Attache (Admn & Prop)

Ms. Shanti Savary

Exec. Asst

Mr. T. Murugaiya

Exec. Asst

Mr. R. Ipour

Social Secretary

Mr. Solomon Alexander

Exec. Asst

Mr. Aroni Chaudhuri

Admn. Asstt.

Ms. Shahasnee Goojha

Receptionist

Mr. Paras Nath Ram

IBSA

Mr. Karam Chand

IBSA

Mr. Aston Herath

Chauffeur

Mr. Michel Favier

Chauffeur

ACCOUNTS

Mr. Rajesh Kumar

Attache (Accounts)

Mr. Sudipta Roy

Attache (Accounts)

Mr. S.M.A. Antoine

Exec. Asst

Mr. Deepan Giri

Admn Asstt

PROTOCOL

Mr. Jose Cherian

Exec Asst

Mr. Satya Paul

Exec Asst

ECONOMIC & COMMERCE WING

Mr. Sarvjeet Soodan

SS (E&C)

Mr. Venugopal Menon

SS (Trade)

Mr. Tusharanshu Sharma

TS(LT)

Ms. Yashika Mehta

TS(LT)

Mr. Birendra Kumar

Attache (E&C)

Ms. Annapurna Mahindrawada

Exec. Asst

Mr. Patrice Michel

Exec. Asst

Ms. Sharmila Walavalkar

Jr. Translator

Ms. Camille Bollaert

Admn. Asst

Mr. N. Sivaramakrishnan

Concierge

PIC WING

Mr. Lavanya Kumar

First Secretary (PIC)

Mr. Sreejan Shandilya

TS(LT)

Mr. Harsh Chirania

TS(LT)

Mr. Rachit Rawat

TS(LT)

Mrs. Geetha Iyer

ASO

Mr. Raj Kumar

ASO

Ms. Chand Arti Lakhwani

Jr. Translator

Mr. Nainesh Ozarkar

Multi-Tasking Staff

POLITICAL WING

Mr. Chinmoy Naik

Counsellor (Pol)

Ms. Smita Patil

Second Secretary (Pol)

Mr. Abhishek Upadhyay

TS(LT)

Ms. N. L. Beno Zephine

TS(LT)

Ms. Petal Gahlot

TS(LT)

Mr. Naman Upadhyaya

TS(LT)

Mr. Jaspal Singh

Attache (Pol.)

Ms. Renee M. Cooper

Exec. Asst

CONSULAR WING

Mr. Pankaj Saxena

Minister (Consular)

Dr. Vinodkumar Damodhar Gaikwad

Second Secretary (Cons)

Mr. P. H. Kulkarni

Attache/PS

Mr. Manoj Kumar

Attache

Mr. Sandip Sarkar

Attache

Mr. Nand Kishor

Attache

Mr.  Donovan Noel Diengdoh

ASO

Dr. Vikash Kumar

ASO

Ms. Geetha Radhakrishnan

Exec. Asst

Mr. Amalorpavanandin Albert

Exec. Asst

Ms. Malini Ipour

Exec. Asst

Ms. Romi Takyar

Exec. Asst

Ms. P. Sabine

Exec. Asst

Ms. Saraswathi Maurice

Exec. Asst

Mr. Kanthavel Pajany

Exec. Asst

Mr. Jean Pierre Gnana

Exec. Asst

Ms. Assogane Gnanalakshmi

Exec. Asst

Ms. Anita Sharma

Exec. Asst

Ms. Flora Savary

Admn. Asst

Ms. Latha Nair

Exec. Asst

Ms. Mallika Thalak

Admn. Assistant

Ms. Radhika Singh

Admn. Assistant

Mr. Murugan

Multi - Tasking Staff

EDUCATION/RESEARCH/TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Mr. Dhiraj Mukhia

FS (Research, Tech., Educ., & Community Affairs)

Mr. T.D. Bhutia

First Secretary(CA)

Mr. Ashok Kumar

PA

Mr. D. Balagourou

Exec. Asst

ITOU

Mr. Premanand J.

First Secretary(ITOU)

Ms. Grace Vedikunnil

Receptionist

MILITARY WING

Brig. S.K. Sharma

Military Attache

Mr. Unnikrishnan P.

Superintendent

Mr. Himmat Gavali

PA to Military Attache

Ms. Premlata Kumar

Steno-Translator

Ms. Madhuwanti Sarkar

Jr. Translator

Mr. Vallaban Bascarane

Multi Tasking Staff

AIR WING

Air Cmde. Shiv Ratan Singh

Air Attaché

Wg. Cdr. H.L. Gowtham

Dy. Air Attaché

WO Kunjumon Mathew

Purchase Officer

JWO A.S. Parihar

Adjutant

Ms. Clara Vizzari

Junior Translator

ATOMIC ENERGY WING

Mr. R.U. Parmar

Counsellor (AEW)

Ms. Sakshi Chopra Chib

Admn Asstt

Ms. Ayushi Sharma

Jr. Translator

ISRO TECHNICIAL LIAISON UNIT

Dr. Praveen Nair

Counsellor (Space)

Ms. Géraldine Honore

Exe. Asst

 

 

Annexure II


MONTHLY REMUNERATION OF EMPLOYEES

S No

Sanctioned Post

Pay Scale

Remarks

1

Ambassador

Rs. 182200 - 224100/-

2

Deputy Chief of Mission

Rs. 144200 - 218200/-

3

Minister

Rs. 144200 - 218200/-

4

Counsellor

Rs 118500 - 214100/-

5

Military & Air Attache

Rs 139600 -  217600/-   

6

Dy. Air Attache

Rs 121200 - 212400/- 

7

First Secretary/Sr PPS

Rs 78800 - 180500/-

8

Second Secretary/PPS

Rs 67700 - 155300/-

9

Third Secretary

Rs 56100 - 128200/-

10

Attache/PS

Rs 47600 - 109100/-

11

Assistant/PA

Rs 44900 - 102800/-

12

Warrant Officer (Air Wing)

Rs 44900 - 142400/-

13

HAV (Military Wing)

Rs 35400 - 112400/- 

14

Security Assistants

Rs 21700 - 50000/-

Note : Apart from basic pay, India-based officers/staff are paid Foreign Allowance which is fixed by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi from time to time.
  
Annexure III


EMBASSY OF INDIA, PARIS

BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR THE YEAR 2017-2018

SL NO

 EXPENDITURE HEAD

FIGURES IN THOUSANDS INR

1

SALARIES

302560

2

WAGES

770

3

OVERTIME ALLOWANCE

4800

4

MEDICAL EXPD

16523

5

TRAVEL EXPD (LOCAL)

30000

6

TRAVEL EXPD (OTHERS)

14500

7

PUBLICITY

8250

8

OFFICE EXPENDITURE

86570

9

INFORMATION TECH

7500

10

RENTS, RATES, TAXES

36250

11

MINOR WORKS

6680

12

OTHER CHARGES

0

 

GRAND TOTAL:

514403