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Information about the Embassy of India, Brussels, required under Section 4(1)(B) of the RTI Act, 2005

 

Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005:-

 

Public Information Officer (PIO):

 

Ms. Priyadharsini Ravindran
Second Secretary (EU-P)
Embassy of India,
217, Chausee de Vleurgat,
1050 Brussels.
Tel: +32 (0) 2-645 18 63
E-mail: sseu@indembassy.be

 

Appellate Authority & CPIO :

 

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Arora
Counsellor
Embassy of India,
217, Chausee de Vleurgat,
1050 Brussels.
Tel: +32(0)2645-1859
E-mail: counselloreu@indembassy.be

 

1. Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Euros, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cheque or demand draft favoring the Embassy of India, Brussels. [The official Rupee-Euro conversion rate for the current month June 2014 is Euro 1 = Rs.81.04. The RTI fee can also be paid using e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) service of Department of Posts details of which is given in para 2 below.

 

2. The Government of India (Department of Post) has launched the e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) service to facilitate Indian citizens, across the globe, to purchase Indian Postal order electronically for paying RTI fee/cost of information on-line through e-Post Office Portal (https:/www.epostoffice.gov.in) of the Department of Posts. Debit and credit cards of any bank powered by visa and master can also be used to purchase e-IPO. The detailed instructions for using the e-IPO service for payment of RTI fee on-line are contained in DOP & TTMs OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. (Please click here to get the details. The facility of e-IPO has been extended to 176 Indian Missions/Posts abroad also vide Department of Personnel & Training OM NO 1/44/2009-IR dated October 7, 2013 (please click here to see the OM). Department of Posts has extended the e-IPO service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. February 13, 2014 vide OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated 13th February 2014 (Please click here to see the OM). The RTI applicants may, therefore, pay the RTI fee/cost of information, also on-line using the said e-IPO service, for seeking information from Ministries/Departments in India as well as from Indian Missions abroad.

 

3. It may be noted that information under RTI Act 2005 is provided to only citizens of India. OCI/PIO Card holders are foreign nationals, holding foreign passports and are, therefore, not eligible to seek information under the Act. 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. The postal mailing address is Ms. Priyadharsini Ravindran Second Secretary (EU-P), Embassy of India, 217, Chausee de Vleurgat, 1050 Brussels.

 

4. 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 Embassy of India, Brussels only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the Embassy. 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 Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.



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