Information required under Section 4(1)(B) of RTI Act, 2005
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Information about the Representative Office of India, Ramallah, State of Palestine REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE Right to Information ACT, 2005


Particulars of its organization, functions and duties

Representative Office of India  is headed by the Representative, who is the Head of the Mission.

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 including through Embassy of India, Tel Aviv also.

Mission 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, as amended from time to time 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/HOM.


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

Decisions are taken as per extant rules and guidelines, where applicable and under the instructions and supervision of the Representative/HOM.


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 and Annexures

Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India's Representatives Abroad

Manual of Office Procedures

Other Central Government Rules and mannuals published by Government of India.


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

Classified documents pertaining to India's relations with State of Palestine.

Unclassified documents like 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 and others.


Directory of its officers and employees

List of Officers is given at Annexure-I


Monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations

Monthly remuneration statement is at Annexure-II


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

The Budget figures for the financial year (2023-24) are given in the stament at Annexure-III


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

Representative Office website has the required information. Representative Office also makes available to interested individuals various Brochures, CDs and DVDs containing information on India, its people and culture.


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 open from 0830 hrs to 1700 hrs from Sunday to Thursday. The holidays observed by the Representative Office are given on the website www.roiramallah.gov.in


Names, designation and other particulars of the Public Information Officers

Public Information Officer

Mr. Bibhushan Kumar

Tel : +970-2-2987472/6/8
Fax: +970-2-2987504


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

Secretary(CPV&OIA), MEA from 5-7 July 2023.


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.


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