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.
|THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005|
|Information about the Embassy of India in Sana’a, as required under section 4(1)(b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005|
||The particulars of the Embassy of India, Sana’a its organization, functions and duties;
||The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison in bilateral and multilateral contexts.
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.
Due to civil war in Yemen, Embassy has been relocated to a camp office in Djibouti. The relocated office headed by a Charge d’Affaires, is functioning with minimal staff and resources.
||The powers and duties of its officers and employees;
||General Administrative powers are derived from Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules and 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/ Charge d’Affairs.
||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 or Charge d’Affairs.
||The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions
||Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Ambassador or Charge d’Affairs.
||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, General Financial Rules
and the Passport Act
Manual on Office Procedure
Other relevant Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.
||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
Service documents of officials
||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;
||The Embassy of India functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. The policy is implemented by the Embassy under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador/Charge d’Affairs .
||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;
||Embassy interacts regularly with Yemen Government leaders and officials, opinion-makers, representatives of think tanks, academic community, media and persons of Indian origin in Yemen.
||A directory of its officers and employees;
||A directory is available on website.
||The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;
||As per Orders issued by the Government of India from time to time.
||The budget allocated to each of its agencies, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;
||As per allocations made by the Government of India from time to time.
||The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;
||Embassy does not have any subsidy program.
||Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;
||No concessions/permits are granted by the Embassy.
||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 particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;
||The Embassy makes available to interested individuals various books, brochures, CDs and DVDs containing information on India, its people and culture.
||The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;
||Appellate Authority :
Mr. SRH Fahmi, Charge d’Affairs
Tel: +253- 21350632 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Officer:-
Mr. Ankit, JSA
Tel: +253- 21350632
||Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter updated every year;
||The Embassy’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis.