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RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT


Under the Right to Information Act 2005, citizens of India may send applications seeking information of public interest relevant to Embassy of India, Minsk to the following officers:

i) Alok Ranjan Jha, Ambassador

First Appellate Authority (FAA) 

Embassy of India, Minsk

Sobinova Street 63, Minsk 220040

Tel:  +375-17-2375092

E-mail:  amb.minsk@mea.gov.in


ii) Jeysundhar D., FS (HOC)

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) 

Embassy of India, Minsk

Sobinova Street 63, Minsk 220040
Tel: +375-17-2375076

Fax:   +375-17-2884799

E-mail:  hoc.minsk@mea.gov.in

RIGHT TO INFORMATION 

The Right to Information under the provisions of the RTI Act is available to the citizens of India only. RTI Act is an important legislation designed to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities. 

The full text of the RTI Act is available on the website: RTI-Act.pdf

The RTI Act also provides for appeals by aggrieved persons to the Central Information Commission of the Government 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 Embassy 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.

Procedure

The RTI applicant is required to register on the website to create his/ her profile. Then he has to select the Ministry/ Department from whom he desires to seek information under the RTI Act. The eIPO is generated which can be used to seek information from that Ministry/ Department only. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application sent in hard copy. In case RTI application is filed electronically, the eIPO is enclosed as an attachment. The profile is required to be created during the first time only.


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:

www.indiapost.gov.in

www.epostoffice.gov.in

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

Full text of the RTI ACT 2005 (Hindi)

Full text of the RTI ACT 2005 (English)

Information about the Office of the Embassy of India, Minsk required under Section 4(1) (B) of the RTI ACT, 2005

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