About Us Right to Information [RTI]

Contact Details

1- Appellate Authority (AA)

Mr. Bandaru Wilsonbabu, Ambassador

Address: Embassy of India, 4, Lalana Rajaonson Emile, Tsaralalana, BP 1787, 
Antananarivo (Madagascar).

Tel:  +261-20-2264439
Fax:  +261-20-2233790
E-mail:  amb.aanarivo@mea.gov.in                  

Website: www.eoiantananarivo.gov.in 

2- Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) 

Mrs. Poonam Tirkey, Second Secretary & HOC

Address: Embassy of India, 4, Lalana Rajaonson Emile, Tsaralalana, BP 1787, 
Antananarivo (Madagascar).
Tel: +261-20-2223334; +261-20-2227156 
Fax : +261-20-2233790
E-mail : hoc.aanarivo@mea.gov.in

Website:       www.eoiantananarivo.gov.in

Submission of Application Under RTI Act

Applications for Information under RTI Act, 2005 from the Embassy of India, Antananarivo (Madagascar) may be addressed only by Indian citizens to Mrs. Poonam Tirkey, Second Secretary & HOC, Embassy of India, Antananarivo (Madagascar) at the above-mentioned address, clearly specifying the information required from the records of Embassy of India, Antananarivo.  The fee of Rs.10/- (Rupees Ten only) equivalent in local currency i.e., Malagasy Ariary [at the prevailing Official Rate of Exchange for the month] in respect of such application is to be deposited with the Embassy of India, Antananarivo (Madagascar).

Right to Information Manual

For all the information related to Right to Information, please browse through the following web-page: http://rti.gov.in 
For full version of Right to Information Act 2005, please browse through the following web-page: http://rti.gov.in/rti-act.pdf

Electronic Indian Postal Order Scheme launched by the Department of Personnel and Training and the Department of Posts

The Indian citizens may be aware that the Department of Posts, Government of India had launched a service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order service) with effect from 22.03.2013 to enable Indian citizens residing in India to pay the fees by electronic means with a view to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act 2005. This facility has now been extended to Indian citizens residing abroad also w.e.f 13.02.2014.

The user may kindly adopt the following procedure:

  • Register online by accessing http://www.epostoffice.gov.in or http://www.indiapost.gov.in

  • Select the appropriate Ministry/Department from which the information sought under RTI Act

  • Make payment by Debit or Credit Cards of any Bank powered by Visa/Master can be used to purchase e-IPO

It may kindly be noted that the:

  • E-IPO generated is for one time use and is applicable only for that Ministry/Department from which the information sought

  • A printout is required to be attached along with the application

  • If filed electronically, the E-IPO is to be attached in soft format

The above facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order e-method.  Other conditions for filing of a RTI application will continue to apply such as eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc., as provided in the RTI Act, 2005.

 Information about the Embassy of India, Required Under Section 4(1)(B) of the RTI Act, 2005

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Embassy of India, Antananarivo is headed by Ambassador and Head of Chancery and has the following 5 Wings:

(i) Administration Wing (ii) Consular, Visa & Passport Wing
(iii) Commerce & Economic Wing (iv) Political Wing, and
(v) Press, Information & Cultural Wing.

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

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 the 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 as amended from time to time; 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;

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;

Ambassador 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.  The Embassy interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.

a directory of its officers and employees;

The directory of officers may be seen 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;

The Embassy’s website has the required information.

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 of India has a Library which is open to the public during 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00

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

Public Information Officer 
Mrs. Poonam Tirkey, Second Secretary & HOC

Embassy of India, Antananarivo (Madagascar)
Tel: +261-20-2223334 & 2227156 
Fax: +261-20-2233790 
Email: hoc.aanarivo@mea.gov.in

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.