Information about the High Commission of India, Victoria (Seychelles), Required Under Section 4(1)(B) of the RTI Act, 2005

Information about the High Commission of India, Victoria (Seychelles), Required Under Section 4(1)(B) of the RTI Act, 2005

Information about the High Commission of India, Victoria (Seychelles), Required Under Section 4(1)(B) of the RTI Act, 2005

(i)

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

High Commission of India, Victoria is headed by High Commissioner.

The functions of the High Commission of India, inter alia, include consular/visa services, political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction & press and media liaison, in bilateral and multilateral contexts.

High Commission of India 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 High Commission of India have been detailed in the Delegated Financial Powers of the Government of India’s Representatives Abroad.

Consular powers are derived from the Passport Act of India.

The Officers of the High Commission of India function under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner.

(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 High Commissioner.

(iv)

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

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the High Commissioner.

(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 annexes

Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad Rules available

Passport Act

Manual 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 specific subjects.

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;

High Commission of India functions within the norms of Govt. of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the High Commission of India under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner

High Commission of India 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;

The directory of officers may be seen at High Commission of India’s webpage :www.hciseychelles.gov.in

(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-I

(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 are given in the statement at Annexure-II

(xii)

The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

High Commission 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 High Commission of India.

(xiv)

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

The High Commission of India’s website has the required information.

(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;

The High Commission of India has a functional library which is open to the public between 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00

(xvi)

The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Office

First Appellant Authority
Mr. Ashwin Bhaskaran
Second Secretary/HOC
Tel : (+248) 4674100 ext-118
Email : hoc.mahe@mea.gov.in

 

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Arun Kachhap

Attache
Tel : (+248) 4674100 ext-116
Email : pol.mahe@mea.gov.in

(xvii)

Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year;

The High Commission of India’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis.