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RTI Act 2005 - https://rti.gov.in/rti-act.pdf


1) Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Israeli New Shekel (NIS)  equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cheque or demand draft favoring Representative Office of India

It may be noted that information provided under the 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 is available at http://rti.gov.in.

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 ROI only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to ROI. 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 ROI, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

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

Public Information Officer

Mr. Bibhushan Kumar

Tel : 02-2903033/37
Fax : 02-2903035

Appellate Authority

Mr. Mukul Arya

Tel : 02-2903037
Fax : 02-2903035


Particulars of its organization, functions and duties

Representative Office of India is headed by the Representative

Functions of the Representative Office inter alia, included political and economic cooperation, trade and investment, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, bilateral/multilateral contacts, rendering consular service  through Embassy of India, Tel Aviv

Embassy functions within the purview of business allocated to the Ministry of External Affairs under the government of India's Allocation of Business Rules/Transaction of Business Rules.



Powers and duties of its officers and employees

Administrative powers are derived from Fundamental/ Supplementary Rules, IFS (PLCA) Rules and Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India's Representative Abroad. Other powers are derived from Passport Act of India & Consular Manual.

All the officers function under the guidance and supervision of the Representative.


Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channel of supervision and accountability

Decisions are taken under the instructions and supervision of the Representative.


Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions.

Norms are set under the instructions and supervision of the Representative.


Rules, Regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its control of used by its employees for discharging its functions

Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules, IFS(PLCA) Rules @ Annexure, Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India's Representatives Abroad, Manual of Office Procedures, Consular Manual, Passport Manual and other instructions received from Government of India from time to time.


Statement of the categories of the documents that are held by it or under its control

Classified documents pertaining to India's external relations.

Unclassified documents like joint statements, declarations, agreements and MOUs, Passport/consular service applications and files on accounts /administrative matters and similar documents.


Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultations with, or representation by, the members of public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof

Representative Office of India functions within the norms of India's foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. The policy is implemented by the Representative office under the guidance and supervision of the Representative.


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, ad as to whether meetings of these boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.

Representative Office interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community, Associations of persons of Indian Origin and others.


Directory of its officers and employees

Directory is available on its website


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


Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure and reports made on disbursements made

As per allocation made by the Ministry of External Affairs from time to time


Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes

Representative Office does not have any subsidy programme


Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted by it

Representative Office does not  grant any permits or concessions.


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

Information as posted on the website of the Representative Office


Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.

Representative Office's website gives required information to its citizens. Representative Office also make available DVDs, CDs, reading material, etc. containing information on India, its people and culture.


Names, designation and other particulars of the Public Information Officers

Public Information Officer

Mr. Bibhushan Kumar

Tel : 02-2903033/37
Fax: 02-2903035

Appellate Authority

Mr. Mukul Arya

Tel: 02-2903037
Fax: 02-2903035



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

Information on Representative Office's website is updated on a regular basis


Foreign tours undertaken by Ministers and senior OI officers to Palestine

No visits undertaken during 2020-21.


Programmes to advance understanding of RTI

Ministry conducts sessions from time to time.
DOPT publishes the RTI guidelines and circulates to all concerned.
CPIO has already undergone DOPT online course on RTI.


Transfer Policy And Transfer Orders

Transfers are done by the Ministry of External Affairs


CAG and PAC paras and the action taken reports (ATRs) after these have been laid on the table of both houses of the Parliament.

No such para forms the part of report laid before the Parliament


Particulars for any arrangement for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of policy or implementation there of

Policy formulation lies with Ministry of External Affairs


Arrangements for consultation with or representation by – (a) Members of the public in policy formaulation/policy/implementation, (b) Day & time allotted for visitors, (c) Contact details of Imformation & Facilitation Counter (IFC) to provide publications frequently sought by RTI applicants

RTI applicants do not seek any such documents normally


Are the details of policies / decisions, which affect public, informed to them

Policy making lies with Ministry of External Affairs. All policies and decisions concerning citizens are put in public domain through social media.


Dissemination of information widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public

Representative Office gives wide publicity to all such matters concerning citizens through website and other social media platforms.


e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order)

     The Government of India (Department of Post)  has  launched the e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) service to enable Indian citizens abroad, under the RTI Act-2005, to seek information from Ministry/Department in India. The e-IPO can be purchased by paying fee online through e-Post Office Portal (https:/www.epostoffice.gov.in). The user needs to get himself registered on the website. He has to select the Ministry/Department, from whom he desires to seek the information, under the RTI Act-2005 and the e-IPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department only. A print out of the e-IPO is required to be enclosed with the RTI application. If the RTI application is filed electronically, e-IPO is required to be sent as an attachment.



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