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 Annexure - I


S.No

Sanctioned Post

No. of posts

Pay

Pay Matrix

1

Ambassador 
(Grade III of IFS)

1

Rs.1,44,200 - 2,18,200

Level -14

2

First Secretary 
(Sr. Scale of IFS)

1

Rs.67,700 - 2,08,700

Level-11

3

Second Secretary 
(Gr. I of IFS (B))

1

Rs.67,700 - 2,08,700

Level-11

4

Second Secretary/ PPS


1

Rs.67,700 - 2,08,700

Level-11

5.

Attaché  
(Gr.II/III of IFS(B)

1

Rs.53,100 - 1,67,800

Level-9

6.

Assistant Attaché  
(Gr. IV of IFS(B)

2

Rs.44,900 – 1,42,400 

Level-7

7.

Stenographer

1

Rs.25,500 – 81,100

Level-4

8.

Security Assistant

2

Rs.21,700 – 69,100

Level-3


Annexure-II

Embassy of India, Caracas - Approved Budget Estimates 2017-18

S.No.

Expenditure Head

Amount (In Thousands of Rupees)

1

Salaries

58226

2

Wages

175

3

Overtime Allowance

200

4

Medical Expenditure

7000

5

Travelling Allowance(Local)

1870

6

Travelling Allowance(Others)

12200

7

Advertising & Publicity

1125

8

Office Expenses

8389

9

Information Technology

1132

10

Rents, Rates and Taxes

9096

11

Minor Works

2800

12

Other Charges

0


Total

102213



Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005:-

Appellate Authority
Ambassador 
0058-212-286-5131 
amb.caracas@mea.gov.in

Public Information Officer 
Mr.
Kaushik Roy Chowdhury
Second Secretary 
0058-286-5131
hoc.caracas@mea.gov.in

Applications seeking information under the RTI Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Bolivars (Bs. F.) or US Dollars equivalent to Indian Rs.10/-. The fee in Bolivars (Bs.F. 1/-) needs to be deposited in Embassy´s Account No. 0108-0231-89-0100130102 with Banco Provincial. The fees in Dollars (US$0.20) should be sent in Banker’s cheque in the name of Embassy of India, Caracas. The above calculation has been based on the official rate of exchange for the month of March 2012. 

IMPORTANT ADVISORY
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.) The mailing address is Embassy of India in Caracas is: Quinta Tagore, No. 112, Avenida San Carlos, La Floresta, Caracas 1060 A.

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. 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 concerned PIO. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

Full text of RTI Act 2005 and more information about this Act can be accessed at http://rti.gov.in

RTI ACT - 2005
Payment of RTI fee online - Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)

The scheme of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) has been launched by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in association with Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). This would enable the Indian citizens abroad to pay the RTI fee online.

An Indian Postal Order can be purchased electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal or through India Post website. The web-links for payment are:

The Credit Card or Debit Card of any bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose.

Procedure
The RTI applicant is required to register on the website to create his/ her profile. Then he has to select the Ministry/ Department from whom he desires to seek information under the RTI Act. The eIPO is generated which 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 sent in hard copy. In case RTI application is filed electronically, the eIPO is enclosed as an attachment. The profile is required to be created during the first time only.

The RTI application accompanied by an eIPO is similar in all respects to the RTI application accompanied by fees through any other approved mode. All the provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc; as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 continue to apply.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY AS REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005

  1. i. The particulars of its organization, functions and duties:
    Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador. There is a Counsellor and First Secretary who assist the Ambassador in carrying out the functions of the Embassy which include political cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, contact with think tanks and Universities, servicing of various GOI programmes such as ITEC and Know India Programmes, etc. The 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.
  2. 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 Ambassador.
  3. 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.
  4. iv. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:
    Norms are set as per general GOI guidelines and practices. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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. India is a democracy and overall policy is formulated through the mechanisms and institutions of a robust democracy. Embassy interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.
  8. viii. A directory of its officers and employees;
    A directory is given at Embassy page…link
  9. ix. 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 Annexure – I
  10. x. 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 Annexure-II
  11. xi. 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.
  12. xii. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it; 
    No concessions/permits are granted by Embassy of India. 

  13. xiii. 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. Embassy also makes available to interested individuals various CD’s and DVD’s containing information on India, its people and culture.
    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 has a library which is open during working hours. 

  14. xiv. The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;
  15. xv. Public Information officer:- 
    Mr.
    Kaushik Roy Chowdhury Second Secretary
    0058-286-5131 
    hoc.caracas@mea.gov.in 

  16. xvi. 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.

 



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