About Us Right to Information

Right to Information Act 2005

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information.

It may be noted that information provided under the Right to Information 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.) More information, including the full text of the Act, is available at http://rti.gov.in

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 OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. (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. 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. 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.

It may also be pointed out that 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. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly
Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005, in Embassy of India Paris are as follows:-

Central Public Information Officer:-

Shri Madhav R. Sulphule
First Secretary
Tele: 00-33-140505014
Fax: 00-33-145243345

Appellate Authority 

Dr. K.M. Praphullachandra Sharma
Deputy Chief of Mission,
Tele: 00-33-140507070
Fax: 00-33-145272331 



the particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador assisted by Deputy Chief of Mission and has following Wings:

(i) Political Wing
(ii) Administration and Property Wing
(iii) Press, Culture, and Information Wing
(iv) Air Wing
(v) Atomic EnergyWing
(vi) Economic and Commerce Wing
(vii) Consular Wing
(viii)Education Wing

(ix) ISRO Technical Liaison Unit

(x) Military Wing

(xi) Education, Research and Technology and Community Affairs Wing

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.

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.


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.


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


the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Ambassador.


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.


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


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.


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;


A directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given at Annexure-I


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-II


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-III


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.


particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

No concessions/permits are granted by Embassy of India


details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

Embassy’ss 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;

Details about working hours of library are available at our web-site.

Public Information officer :

Shri Madhav R. Sulphule
First Secretary
Tel : +33 01 40 50 50 56
Email : Pol1.paris@mea.gov.in
Appellate Authority :

Dr K M. Praphullachandra Sharma, Deputy Chief of Mission
Tel : +33 01 40 50 50 28
Email: dcm.paris@mea.gov.in


the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;


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.

Annexure I
Directory of Officers and staff members of Embassy of India, Paris

Reception Tel : 01 40 50 70 70 ; FAX : 01 40 50 09 96

Address: 20-22, RUE ALBERIC MAGNARD, 75016 PARIS
TELEPHONE: 01 40 50 71 71 ; FAX: 01 42 24 71 41
VISA/MISC. /Enquiry: 01 40 50 51 08