Right to Information

Right to Information

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY, 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.

The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, and scientific cooperation 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.

(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.

(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

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.

(vi)

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.


Embassy interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.

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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;

A directory is given 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 is 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 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;

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. Vijay Kumar, First Secretary
Telephone: +38111266520
Fax         : +381113674209
Email: 
hoc.belgrade@mea.gov.in  

(xvi)

the names, designations and other particulars of the Central Public Information officer;

the Appellate Authority
Mr. S. Bhattacharjee, Ambassador

Telephone: +381112666520
Fax : +381113674209
Email 
amb.belgrade@mea.gov.in

(xvii)

Information Related to Procurements

A directory is given at Annex-IV

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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.

ANNEX I

Sl. No.

Designation

Name

1.

Ambassador

Mr. Subrata Bhattacharjee

2.

First Secretary/ HOC

Mr. Vijay Kumar

3.

Attache (E & C)

Mr. Upendra Singh Negi

4.

ASO (Acctts & Protocol)

Mr. Vasu Jyoti Sharma

5.

ASO (Admn & Cons)

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Insan

6.

Personal Assistant

Mr. Niranjan Kumar

7.

Personal Assistant

Mr. Pankaj Kumar

8.

IBSA

Mr. Jimmy Augustine

ANNEX II

Monthly Remuneration of Officers and Staff (India-Based) of Embassy of India, Belgrade

Sl.No

Sanctioned Post

No. of Posts

Pay Scale

1

Ambassador

1

Rs. 225000

2

FS/SS

Rs. 78800-180500

3

Attache

1

Rs.47600-128200

 

 

 

 

5

ASO

2

Rs.44900-102800

6

PA/Stenographer

2

Rs. 25500-102800

7

IBSA

1

Rs.18000-41100

Note : Apart from basic pay, India based Officers/staff are paid Foreign Allowance as fixed by Ministry of External Affairs from time to time.

ANNEX III

THE APPROVED FIGURES OF BE 2018-19 IN RESPECT OF EMBASSY OF INDIA, BELGRADE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

HEAD OF ACCOUNTS

 

AMOUNT (RUPEES IN THOUSANDS)

CHANCERY

COMMERCIAL

SALARIES

31810

17456

WAGES

20

0

OVERTIME ALLOWANCE

325

0

MEDICAL TREATMENT

685

599

TRAVEL EXPNESES (LOCAL)

315

0

TRAVEL EXPENSES (OTHERS)

3150

2000

OFFICE EXPENSES

4895

529

RENT, RATES AND TAXES

15440

3296

ADV & PUBLICITY

3550

0

MINOR WORKS

80

0

OTHER CHARGES

0

0

SWACHHTA ACTION PLAN

230

0

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

410

0

TRADE PROMOTION

0

2280

TOTAL

60910

26160

ANNEX IV

INFORMATION RELATED TO PROCUREMENTS

S. No.

Notice/ tender

Particulars of Bidder Selected

Value of Bid

1.

No. Bel/862/01/2014 dated 29.12.2014 awarded for Consultat-Architect work for repair and rennovation work of Embassy Residence

M/s BATES d.o.o,

Takovska 38, Belgrade

Rs. 5398805/-

2.

No. Bel/885/06/2015 dated 25.03.2016 for installation of Sony video-conferencing system in the Chancery

M/s. Coral Computers,

Dordja Stanojevica 9, Belgrade

Rs. 994890/-

 

3.

No. Bel/881/1/2016 dated 25.04.2017 for supply of premium quality white leather sofa for Chancery

M/s. Tvin Komerc d.o.o.,

Tresnjinog Cveta 11 L2, Belgrade

Rs. 173,219/-

 
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