Right to Information
Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005.
1. Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Yemeni Riyals equivalent to Indian Rs. 10/- by cheque or cash favouring Embassy of India, Sana’a. It may be noted that information provided under the Act is available to the citizens of India only. Applications should be submitted along with documentary proof of Indian citizenship (like copy of passport). More information is available at http://rti.gov.in
2. It may also be noted that as per section 6(1) 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 PIO concerned. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.
3. 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, Department of Personnel & Training. The detailed instructions for using the e-IPO service for payment of RTI fee on-line are contained in DOP & T’s OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. (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. However, payment of RTI fee for RTI applications addressed to the Embassy, would continue to be paid through cheque or demand draft favouring ‘Embassy of India, Sana’a as mentioned in para 1 above.