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Right to Information

Right to Information Act:
Contact details of Officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005
Public Information Officer
Mr. P.K. Sahu, Consul
Email : hoc.erbil@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority
Mr. Chandramouli K. Kern
Consul General
Email : cg.erbil@mea.gov.in

1. Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee i.e. to Indian Rs.10/- in cheque or demand draft favoring Consulate General of India, Erbil or in equivalent US Dollars / local currency.

2. The information provided under the Act is available to citizens of India only. Applications should be submitted along with the documentary proof of Indian citizenship [like copy of personal particulars pages of passport]. More information available at http://rti.gov.in.

3. 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 Consulate only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the Consulate. While section 6[3] provides for the transfer of an application by a receiving PIO to another [concerned] PIO, this is clearly meant to cover situations where the application is addressed to a PIO on the assumption that it has been directed to the concerned PIO. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Consulate, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

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

The scheme of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) has been launched by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in association with Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). This would enable the Indian citizens abroad to pay the RTI fee online. An Indian Postal Order can be purchased electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal or through India Post website. The web-links for payment are:

http://www.indiapost.gov.in/
https://www.epostoffice.gov.in/

The Credit Card or Debit Card of any bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose.

The Consulate is headed by Consul General and has following departments
(i) The particulars of the Consulate General of India, its organization, functions and duties; The Consulate is headed by Consul General and has following Wings (1) Consular, (2) Political (3) Administration (4) Commercial (5) Education and Culture. The functions of the Consulate, inter alia, include development of relations between India and Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Cultural exchanges, promotion of economic, trade and commercial relations, issue of Passports, Visas, Consular services and OCI cards. The Consulate 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 and under the supervision of the Embassy of India, Baghdad.
(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 Consulate have been detailed in the Delegated Financial Powers of the Government of India’s Representative Abroad. Powers regarding Consular and Passport, Visa, etc. are derived from the Passport, Consular and Visa Manuals. The officials of the Mission function under the guidance and supervision of the Ministry of External Affairs under the Govt. of India through the Embassy of India, Baghdad.
(iii) The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability; Decisions are taken under the extant Rules and supervision of the Consul General.
(iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions Norms are set under the instructions and supervision of the Consul General, Embassy of India, Baghdad & the Ministry.
(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, Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representative Abroad Rules, Passport Manual, Visa Manual and Consular Manual, Manuals on Office Procedures and 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; Documents / files relating to bilateral relations, Cultural and Commercial activities, Passport and Consular services including records of Passports and Consular and Visa services rendered.
(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 members of the public are encouraged to express their opinions and offer ideas during various interactions between the Consulate and the public and the same are duly taken into consideration while framing policy in the Consulate.
(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; Committees, consisting of two or more officers, are framed as and when required. To cite an example, a committee consisting of Consul General, Consul(HOC) and Consul(Culture) was formed for coordination of celebration of International Day of Yoga in June, 2017
(ix) A directory of its officers and employees; The directory of officials is given at Annex-I
(x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations; As per Orders issued by the Government of India from time to time.
(xi) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made; As provided by the Ministry of External Affairs.
(xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programme The Consulate General 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 Consulate.
(xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form; Information is available on the Website of the Post.
(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; All relevant information is made available through the Consulate’s website, through email and telephone call.
(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers; Chief Public Information Officer
Mr. Satya Veer Singh
Consul
E-mail: hoc.erbil@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority
Mr. Chandramauli Kumar Kern
Consul General
Email: cg.erbil@mea.gov.in
(xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year; Information is available on Consulate’s website cgierbil.gov.inwhich is updated on a regular basis.

ANNEXURE-I

India Based Officials

Name & Designation E-mail Address
Shri Chandramauli Kumar Kern,Consul General cg.erbil@mea.gov.in cg.erbil@mea.gov.in
Shri Chander Parkash, Consul (Commercial/Information/Culture) consulcom.erbil@mea.gov.in
Shri Satya Veer Singh, Consul (Political) &Head of Chancery hoc.erbil@mea.gov.in
Shri M.P. Raj, Consul (Consular &Labour) cons.erbil@mea.gov.in
Shri George Lakra, Vice Consul (Admn. & DDO) admn.erbil@mea.gov.in
Shri Vipan Malhotra, Vice Consul (Administration) admn.erbil@mea.gov.in
Shri Sanjay Kumar Pandita, Assistant Section Officer (Consular &Labour) cons.erbil@mea.gov.in
Shri Sahil Mangla, ASO (GA&ITEC) admn.erbil@mea.gov.in
Shri Yashpal,, JSA (Accounts) admn.erbil@mea.gov.in
Shri Naveen Kumar, JSA(Consular) cons.erbil@mea.gov.in