Right to Information Act 2005

Right to Information Act, commonly known as RTI, came into force with effect from 12th October 2005. Full text of the RTI Act can be seen at http://righttoinformation.gov.in.

Information under Section 4(1) (b) of the RTI Act 2005.

Particulars of organizations functions and duties of the Embassy of India , Luanda

Article 4 (1) (b) (i) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

The Embassy of India is presently housed in a rented premise in the Maianga Area of Luanda, the capital of Angola -the host country. It is also concurrently acreditated to Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome& Principe. It is a small mission with the   Ambassador being assisted by 8 India based personnel. Basic information for the public and updates   about its activities are made available in the website which is updated from time to time.

The function and duties of the Embassy of India, Luanda can be summarized as follows

1. Representing India in its country of accreditation- Angola and countries of concurrent accreditation- Equatorial Guinea  and Sao Tome & Principe.
2. Promoting friendly relations  with the receiving state as also its people, including NRI / PIOs;
3.  Negotiating agreements on various issues with the authorities of the  receiving state.
4. Extending consular facilities to foreigners and Indian nationals abroad.

Powers and duties of the employees of the Embassy of India, Luanda

Article 4 (1) (b) (ii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005
Financial powers of the employees of the Embassy of India , Luanda  have been detailed in the Delegated Financial Powers of the Government of India Representatives Abroad.

Other powers of the designated officials of the Embassy of India, Luanda  are derived from the Passport Act. This Act is already on the MEA web-site.

Other duties of the officers and employees of the Embassy of India   flow from the Allocation of Business Rules .

Procedures followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and authority

Article 4 (1) (b) (iii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

The guidelines for office procedures have been published by the Ministry of External Affairs which encompasses those items of work that are frequently encountered by its officers. The Mission follows the Procedure indicated in the Manual of Office Procedure for decision-making. Generally the Attache puts up a note with proposed action with the help of staff in accordance with instructions from the controlling authority. The Attache normally submits the file to a Second / First Secretary who is assigned with the responsibility with regard to  the particular case- depending on subject matter. The First/ Second Secretary, in his turn, submits to the Ambassador who is the final decision - making authority in the Mission.

Norms set by the Ministry for the discharge of its functions

Article 4 (1) (b) (iv) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

Work allocation is done by the Ambassador outlining tasks and area of responsibilities of each Mission personnel. Periodic checks and reviews are made by the controlling authorities to ensure smooth discharge of work.

Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by or under the control of the Ministry of External Affairs of used by its employees for discharging its functions

Article 4 (1) (b) (v) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

1.IFS PLCA (Pay, Leave and Compensatory Allowances) is already available in electronic format but only for official use. These Rules are applicable to the officers posted in Indian Missions and Posts abroad
2. Financial Powers of Government of India’s representatives Abroad : (For official use only.)
3. Passport Manual (For official use only.)
4. Visa Manual (For official use only.)

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

Article 4(1) (b) (vi) of the right to Information Act , 2005.

The following documents are held by the Mission :
1.Classified and unclassified documents related to India’s relations with Angola, ST&P and Equatorial Guinea.
2.Unclassified documents including Joint statements, declarations, Agreements and MOUs.
3.Passport and Consular services application forms.
4.Diplomatic list of foreign missions in Angola. 
5.Telephone List of Indian Missions in other  countries and of the Ministry of External Affairs.

Arrangement for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to formulation of policies or implementation thereof

Article 4 (1) (b) (vii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

The Consular Officer and staff maintain contact with members of Indian community  in Angola and take into account their views and opinions in discharge of duties having a bearing on the Indian citizens abroad.

Statement of boards, councils, committees and other bodies

Article 4 (1) (b) (viii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

Committee formed for management of Indian Community Welfare Fund wrt. to Angola shall make available public statements through website, as and when issued.

Directory of officers and employees

Article 4 (1) (b) (ix) & (x) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

Directory of all officers of the Embassy

Name 

Designation

Phone

Email:

Shri Sushil Kumar Singhal

Ambassador

222-017618

amb.luanda@mea.gov.in

Shri  P. S Tewari

First Secretary (Consular)

222-038019

hoc.luanda@mea.gov.in

Shri  Naba Kumar Pal

Second Secretary (Pol / HOC/ Commerce)

222-038025

hoc.luanda@mea.gov.in

Shri R. C. Kaushal

Second Secretary (PPS)

222-371067

amb.luanda@mea.gov.in

Shri Ram Charan

Attache(Admin )

222-371060

hoc.luanda@mea.gov.in

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

Article 4 (1) (b) (xi) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

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

Article 4 (1) (b) (xii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

The Mission does not have any subsidy programmes.

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by the Ministry of External Affairs

Article 4 (1) (b) (xiii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

Mission does not grant any concession, permit or authorization.

Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information

Article 4 (1) (b) (xv) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

Facilities/ medium   for the Indians citizens to obtain  information from the Mission : website, Telephone. e mail and appointments on request.

4(1)(b)(xvi) Name designations and other particular of the Public Information Officer

Nodal officers under the RTI Act

Nodal Officers

 Name & Designation

Telephone No.

Email

Appellate Authority

Mr. P.S. Tewari, First Secretary

222-038019

hoc.luanda@mea.gov.in

Public Information Officer

Mr. Naba Kumar Pal,
Second Secretary

222-038025

hoc.luanda@mea.gov.in