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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. (Please click here 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 here 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 here 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.

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
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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:-

Ms. Sucheta Chatterjee
First Secretary
Political
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 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY OF INDIA, PARIS 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 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.

(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.

(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.

(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;

(ix)

A directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given at Annexure-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 Annexure-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 Annexure-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 Embassy of India

(xiv)

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.

(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;

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

Public Information officer :

Ms Sucheta Chatterjee First Secretary
Tel : +33 01 40 50 50 56
Email : pol.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

(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.

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

MAIN CHANCERY
ADDRESS : 13-15 RUE ALFRED DEHODENCQ, 75016 PARIS
Reception Tel : 01 40 50 70 70 ; FAX : 01 40 50 09 96

CONSULAR SECTION:
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
OFFICE HOURS : MONDAY-FRIDAY (0900HRS TO 1300HRS-1330HRS TO 1730HRS)

AMBASSADOR

 

 

Mr. Jawed Ashraf

Ambassador

 

AMBASSADOR’S OFFICE

 

 

Mr. Rohit Nirwan

Personal Secretary

 

Mr. Gaurav Kumar

Personal Assistant

 

Ms. Laura Ardelean

Admn. Asst.

 

Mr. V. Manalansang

Chauffeur

 

Mr. Nandan Ram

Multi-tasking Staff

 

DCM’s OFFICE

 

 

Dr. K.M. Praphullachandra Sharma

Deputy Chief of Mission

 

Mr. Kailash Chander

Personal Secretary

 

Mr. Vijay Mishra

Multi-tasking Staff

 

Mr. Madhukar Parekh

Chauffeur

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

 

Mr. Manoj Kumar

Head of Chancery

 

Ms. AishwaryaSheoran

Third Secretary

 

Ms. Shubhangi Srivastava

Third Secretary

 

Ms. Swati Sharm

Third Secretary

 

Mr. Sahil Choudhary

ASO (Property)

 

Mr. M.K. Sharma

Attache(GA/Accounts)

 

Ms. Shanti Savary

Exec. Asst

 

Mr. T. Murugaiya

Exec. Asst

 

Mr. R. Ipour

Social Secretary

 

Mr. Solomon Alexander

Exec. Asst

 

Ms. Shahasnee Goojha

Receptionist

 

Mr. Praveen Kumar

IBSA.

 

Mr. Khyali Ram

IBSA.

 

Mr. Onkar Sharma

IBSA

 

Mr. Aston Herath

Chauffeur

 

Mr. Sushanta D Ratnayakage

Chauffeur

 

Mr. SirajTopia

Multi-Tasking Staff

 

ACCOUNTS

 

 

Mr. B.S. Meena

Attache (Accounts)

 

Mr. Sanjeev Balhara

ASO(GA/Accounts)

 

Mr. S.M.A. Antoine

Exec. Asst

 

PROTOCOL

 

 

Mr. Rajesh Kumar

SS(Protocol)/DDO

 

Mr. Satya Paul

Exec Asst

 

Mr. Deepen Giri

Admn Asst

 

ECONOMIC & COMMERCE WING

 

SS (E&C)

 

Mr. Tusharanshu Sharma

FS (E&C)

 

Mr. DeepanshuKhurana

SS(E&C)

 

Ms. Shushma Hedaoo

Attache (E&C)

 

Mr. Rajnish Kumar Singh

Attache (E&C)

 

Ms. Annapurna Mahindrawada

Exec. Asst

 

Mr. Patrice Michel

Exec. Asst

 

Ms. Sharmila Walavalkar

Jr. Translator

 

Ms. ElodieFabrissin

Jr. Translator

 

Ms. Camille Bollaert Admn. Asst  

Mr. N. Sivaramakrishnan

Concierge

 

PIC WING

 

 

Ms. Pujya Priyadarshni

Second Secretary (PIC)

 

Ms. Liz Jacqueline Toppo

Second Secretary (PIC)

 

Mr. Anurag Nagar

ASO (PIC)

 

Ms. Grace Vedikunnil

Exe. Asst

 

Ms. Chand Arti Lakhwani

Jr. Translator

 

Mr. Senechal Florent

Admn. Asst.

 

Mr. Nainesh Ozarkar

Multi-Tasking Staff

 

POLITICAL WING

 

 

Ms. Sucheeta Chatterjee

FS (Pol)

 

Mr. Akshay Tyagi

SS(Pol)

 

Ms. Anjali Surendranathan

SS(Pol)

 

Mr. Darshan Singh

ASO (Pol.)

 

Sh. Shree Prakash Pandey

ASO (Pol.)  

Ms. Renee M. Cooper

Exec. Asst

 

Ms. Clara Vizzari

Jr. Translator

 

Ms. YaminaOudai Celso

Admn. Asst  

CONSULAR WING

 

 

Ms. Shrila Datta Kumar

Minister (Consular)

 

Sh. Suresh Kumar

FS (Cons )

 

Ms. Arpita Lakhanpal

PS to Min(Cons)

 

Mr. Mohitesh Sharm

ASO

 

Mr. B.N. Unnikrishnan

ASO

 

Ms. Geetha Radhakrishnan

Exec. Asst

 

Mr. Amalorpavanandin Albert

Exec. Asst

 

Ms. Malini Ipour

Exec. Asst

 

Ms. Romi Takyar

Exec. Asst

 

Ms. P. Sabine

Exec. Asst

 

Ms. Saraswathi Maurice

Exec. Asst

 

Mr. Kanthavel Pajany

Exec. Asst

 

Mr. Jean Pierre Gnana

Exec. Asst

 

Ms. Assogane Gnanalakshmi

Exec. Asst

 

Ms. Anita Sharma

Exec. Asst

 

Ms. Flora Savary

Admn. Asst

 

Mr. Florent de Gassart

Admn. Asst

 

Mr. Murugan

Multi - Tasking Staff

 

EDUCATION/RESEARCH/TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Mr. Kuldeep Singh Negi

SS( E,CA&RT)

 

Mr. Lakshmi Manohar A.

PA to FS( E,CA&RT)

 

Mr. D. Balagourou

Exec. Asst

 

ITOU

 

 

Vacant

 

 

MILITARY WING

 

 

Brig. Zubin Bhatnagar

Military Attache

 

Mr. Surender Singh Chauhan

Superintendent

 

Mr. Rakesh Kumar, PA to MA

PA to Military Attache

 

Ms. Premlata Kumar

Jr. Translator

 

Mr. Alban Morel

Admn. Asst

 

Mr. Vallaban Bascarane

Multi-Tasking Staff

 

AIR WING

 

 

Air Cmde. Hilal.A Rather

Air Attaché

 

Wg.Cdr. B.B.S Anand

Dy. Air Attaché

 

WO Sh. Jagadeesh O.

Purchase Officer

 

WO K Ajith Kuma

Adjutant

 

Ms. Amutha Rock

Admn Assistantr

 

ATOMIC ENERGY WING

 

Mr. Madala K Chakravarthy

Counsellor (AEW)

 

Ms. Marie-Jenetha

Admn Asstt

 

ISRO TECHNICIAL LIAISON UNIT

 

Mr. Tushar R. Phadnis

Counsellor (Space)

 

Ms. Géraldine Honore

Exe. Asst

 

Annexure II

Monthly Remuneration of Officers & Employees

S No

Sanctioned Post

Pay Scale

1

Ambassador

Rs. 182200 - 224100/-

2

Deputy Chief of Mission

Rs. 123100 - 215900/-

3

Minister

Rs. 144200 - 218200/-

4

Counsellor

Rs. 123100 - 215900/-

5

Military & Air Attache

Rs 139600 - 217600/-

6

Dy. Air Attache

Rs 121200 - 212400/- 

7

First Secretary/Sr PPS

Rs 78800 - 209200/-

8

Second Secretary/PPS

Rs 67700 - 208700/-

9

Third Secretary

Rs 56100 - 177500/-

10

Attache/PS

Rs 47600 - 177500/-

11

Assistant/PA

Rs 44900 - 142400/-

12

Warrant Officer (Air Wing)

Rs 44900 - 142400/-

13

HAV (Military Wing)

Rs 35400 - 112400/- 

14

Security Assistants

Rs 21700 - 92300/-

Note : Apart from basic pay, India-based officers/staff are paid Foreign Allowance which is fixed by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi from time to time.

Annexure III

Budget Utilization for FY 2021-22 & Allocation for 2022-23

Sr. No.

Head of Accounts

FY 2021-2022

Amount (Rs.)

In thousands

FY 2022-2023

Amount (Rs.)

In thousands

1

Advertisement & Publicity

8150

9000

2

Foreign Travel Expenses (FTE)

15842

12852

3

IT Expenditure

5500

6000

4

Local Tours

4740

7000

5

Medical Expenditure

19613

19500

6

Minor Works

24525

32614

7

Office Expenses

78602

70000

8

Over Time Allowances (OTA)

5219

6000

9

Other Charges

77

0

10

Rent, Receipts and Taxes (RRT)

64715

58590

11

Salaries

360349

395000

12

Swachhta Action Plan

255

600

13

Wages

1200

1480

Total

588457

618636