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Ms. Raj Bala, Second Secretary (Consular) has been appointed as the Central Public Information Officer under the RTI Act 2005, of India. Her e-mail  is cons.lisbon@mea.gov.in, Fax No. 00351-213016576, Telephone : 213041096213041096/213041097213041097. The Appellate Authority is Amararam Gujar, First Secretary (Head of Chancery) . His email is hoc.lisbon@mea.gov.in  and Fax No.  00351-213016576

INFORMATION ABOUT THE Embassy of India, Lisbon, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005

     
(i) the particulars of its organization, functions and duties; Embassy of India, Lisbon is headed by Ambassador and has following Wings: (i) Administration & Establishment Wing (ii) Consular Wing (iii) Economic & Commerce Wing (iv) Political Wing (v) Press, Information & Cultural Wing. These wings are under the supervision of the First Secretary (Head of Chancery) under the guidance of the Ambassador. The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, other bilateral and multi-lateral issues and rendering Consular services including Passport, Visa and PIO and OCI cards. 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.
(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 prescribed 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 other 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; The 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.
(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; The Embassy does not have any boards, councils or committees.
(ix) a directory of its officers and employees; A directory is given atAnnex-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 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.
(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/firms various CD's and DVD's containing information on India, its people and culture as and when requested.
(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; Public Information officer:-
Ms. Raj Bala, Second Secretary (Consular)
Telephone: 21304 1096 / 21304 1097
Email : cons.lisbon@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.

 

ANNEXE I

Sl. No.

Designation

Name

E-mail ID

1.

Ambassador

Ms K. Nandini Singla

amblisbon@mea.gov.in

2.

First Secretary (Head of chancery)

Amararam Gujar

hoclisbon@mea.gov.in

3.

Second Secretary (Cons)

Ms. Raj Bala

cons.lisbon@mea.gov.in

4. Priyanka Mehtani Third Secretary ---

5.

Private Secretary

Mr. Dominic M.D.

pstoambassador@indembassy-lisbon.org

6.

Private Secretary

Ms Sandhya Nair

Pstohoc@indembassy-lisbon.org

7.

Assistant

Mr. S.S. Rawat

administration@indembassy-lisbon.org

 

ANNEXE II

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

Sl.No

Sanctioned Post

No. of Posts

Pay Scale

Remarks
(including Gr. Pay)

1

Ambassador

1

Rs. 67000-79000

0

2

First Secretary

Rs. 15600-39100

Rs. 7600 as Gr.Pay

3

Second Secretary

1

Rs.15600-39100

Rs. 6600 as Gr.Pay

4

Second Secretary

1

Rs. 15600-39100

Rs. 5400 as Gr. Pay

5

Third Secretary (LT)

1

Rs. 15600-39100

Rs. 5400 as Gr. Pay

6

Private Secretary

2

Rs.9300-34800

Rs.4800 as Gr. Pay

7

Assistant

1

Rs. 9300-34800

Rs. 4800 as Gr. Pay

5

Assistant

2

Rs.9300-34800

Rs.4600 as Gr. Pay

6

Personal Assistant

0

Rs.9300-34800

Rs.4600 as Gr. Pay

7

Security Assistant

0

Rs.4400-7440

Rs.2000 as Gr. Pay

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

 

ANNEXURE III

THE APPROVED FIGURES OF Rs 2015-16 IN RESPECT OF E/I, LISBON ARE AS FOLLOWS:


HEAD

AMOUNT (RUPEES IN THOUSANDS)

 

CHANCERY

COMERCIAL

SALARIES   

39989

0

WAGES

702

0

OVERTIME ALLOWANCE

577

0

MEDICAL TREATMENT

3165

0

TRAVEL EXPENSES (LOCAL)

1044

0

TRAVEL EXPENSES (OTHERS)

4550

0

PUBLICITY

1829

0

OFFICE EXPENSES

11732

0

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

453

0

RENT,RATES & TAXES

6751

0

MINOR WORKS

1742

0

OTHER CHARGES

41

0

TRADE PROMOTION

0

0

TOTAL

72575

0


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

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™s OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. (Please click here1 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 here2 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 here3 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.

 
The web addresses of the three links are as below. These are in order of appearance in the para. Alternatively the three pdf files are also attached, these again are numbered according to their appearance in the para.



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