About Us Right to Information

The Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005, which came into force w.e.f. 12.10.2005, 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 here (http://righttoinformation.gov.in/RTI-Act.pdf). Detailed information on this Act is available on the DoPT website (http://dopt.gov.in/) . The Embassies of India abroad are also covered under the purview of the Act.

In pursuance of the implementation of the RTI Act 2005 in the Embassy of India in Ljubljana, one of the officers has been designated as Public Information Officer (PIO) who is entrusted with the task of providing information to the citizens of India, requesting for information under the Act. Application for requesting information, relevant to the functioning of the Embassy of India in Ljubljana, can be made in writing or through electronic means on payment of the prescribed fee for obtaining such information. Applicants can also use the e-IPO facility. This facility has been provided for Indian Citizens abroad to enable them to purchase a Postal Order electronically to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. For more details please see  http://www.epostoffice.gov.in 

In case the applicant is not satisfied with the information provided by the PIO, he/she can appeal to the Appellate Authority. Please note that the information under RTI Act can be sought only by CITIZENS OF INDIA, holding Indian passports. Persons of Indian Origin and Citizens of Indian origin are not covered by this Act.

Central Public Information Officer Under the Right to Information Act 2005 of the Government of India, application for seeking information relevant to Embassy of India in Ljubljana, may be addressed to the Public Information Officer in writing through a letter, fax or E-Mail. Particulars of the Public Information Officer in the Embassy of India Ljubljana are as follows:

Shri Amar Singh, SS (Pol)
Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) 
Embassy of India 
Zelezna Cesta 16, Ljubljana 
Tel: + 386 1 51 33 110
Fax: + 386 1 51 33 116
E-mail: pol.ljubljana@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority Under Right to Information Act 2005 Government of India, the application for seeking information should be addressed to Public Information Officer. However, if the applicant is not satisfied with the response, he/she may approach the Appellate Authority:

Smt. Namrata S. Kumar, Ambassador
Appellate Authority
Embassy of India 
Zelezna Cesta 16, Ljubljana 
Tel: + 386 1 51 33 110
Fax: + 386 1 51 33 116
E-mail: amb.ljubljana@mea.gov.in

 Fee

The application fee is Rs 10/- only and this can be paid in equivalent amount in Euros (cents 15 only at the current rate of exchange) in the Embassy. The fee can be paid either in cash or electronically using the e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) facility. It is new service launched by the Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts to enable Indian Citizens abroad to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in . 

Note:

i. Please note all bank charges related to the payment of fee are payable by the applicant.

ii. Fees are subject to change without any notice.”

III. The information under RTI Act can be sought only by CITIZENS OF INDIA, holding Indian passports.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005

  1. Organisation and Function

Item

Details of Disclosures

Remarks

Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties

[Section 4(1)(b)(i)]

  1. Name and address of the Organization

Embassy of India, Ljubljana

Zelezna Cesta 16

1000 Ljubljana Slovenia

  1. Head of the organization

Ambassador

https://www.eoiljubljana.gov.in/page/amb-profile/

  1. Vision, Mission and Key objectives

As per mandate given to Ministry of External Affairs by Government of India.

  1. Function and duties

The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, and scientific cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts, community affairs and providing passport, visa and consular services. Embassy functions within the purview of business allocated to the Ministry of External Affairs under the Government of India’s Allocation of Business Rules and Transaction of Business Rules.

  1. Organization Chart

The Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador and has following 05 Wings: (a) Consular, (b) Cultural, Education & Information, (c) Commercial & Economic Wing (d) Political and (e) Chancery (Administration & Accounts) Wing. The above Wings are headed by a First Secretary/Second Secretary rank officers respectively.

  1. Any other details-the genesis, inception, formation of the department and the HoDs from time to time as well as the committees/ Commissions constituted from time to time have been dealt

Information on previous Ambassadors available at https://www.eoiljubljana.gov.in/page/former-ambassadors/

Power and duties of its officers and employees [Section 4(1) (b)(ii)]

  1. Powers and duties of officers (administrative, financial and judicial)

General Administrative Powers are derived from IFS(PLCA) Rules, as amended from time to time.

Financial powers of the officers of the Embassy have been detailed in the Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India’s Representatives Abroad.

Consular powers are derived from the Passport Act of India.

The Officers of the Embassy function under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Mission

  1. Power and duties of other employees

As directed by Head of Mission

https://www.eoiljubljana.gov.in/page/officials/

  1. Rules/ orders under which powers and duty are derived and Exercised

General Administrative powers are derived from IFS (PLCA) Rules, as amended from time to time. Financial powers of the Officers of the Embassy of India have been detailed in the Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India’s Representatives Abroad. Consular powers are derived from the Passport Act of India. The Officers of the Embassy function under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Mission

  1. Work allocation

Available on Website
https://www.eoiljubljana.gov.in/page/officials/

Procedure followed in decision making process [Section 4(1)(b)(iii)]

  1. Process of decision making Identify key decision-making points

As per Government of India’s Rules/Orders issued and promulgated and applicable to Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi as per GOI’s Transaction of Business Rules.

  1. Final decision-making authority

Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi

  1. Related provisions, acts, rules etc.

As per Government of India’s Rules/Orders issued and promulgated and applicable to Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi as per GOI’s Transaction of Business Rules.

  1. Time limit for taking a decisions, if any

  1. Passport – 7-10 working days (including time taken for dispatch from MEA and local customs clearance)

  2. Visa – 3 working days*

* subject to fulfillment of all conditions and completion of documents

  1. Channel of supervision and accountability

As decided by Head of Mission

Norms for discharge of functions

[Section 4(1)(b)(iv)]

  1. Nature of functions/ services offered

Embassy functions within the purview of business allocated to the Ministry of External Affairs under the Government of India’s Allocation of Business Rules and Transaction of Business Rules. The functions of the Embassy inter alia include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, and consular operations, in bilateral and multilateral contexts

  1. Norms/ standards for functions/ service delivery

Passport – 7-10 working days (including time taken for dispatch from MEA and local customs clearance)

Visa – 3 working days*

* subject to fulfilment of all conditions and completion of documents

All Consular Services delivered as per guidelines.

  1. Process by which these services can be accessed

Through online facilities and in person.

  1. Time-limit for achieving the targets

Targets are set for each financial year for various projects and activities including financial expenditure

  1. Process of redress of grievances

Through MADAD Portal, emails, telephonically, personal hearings by the concerned officers. Special lines are created during emergency times to address particular crisis situation to attend to public requests in timely manner such as during COVID 19 pandemic

Rules, regulations, instructions manual and records for discharging functions

[Section 4(1)(b)(v)]

  1. Title and nature of the record/ manual /instruction.

As prescribed by Ministry of External Affairs and Government of India from time to time.

  1. List of Rules, regulations, instructions manuals and records.

IFS PLCA Rules, 1961 and its annexure giving decisions taken by the Govt. under the Rules, Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad, The Passport Act, Manuals of Office Procedure, General Financial Rules 2017 for expenditure, Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by the Central Government.

  1. Acts/ Rules manuals etc.

-do-

  1. Transfer policy and transfer orders

Not applicable at Mission’s level

Categories of documents held by the authority under its control

[Section 4(1)(b) (vi)]

  1. Categories of documents

As per Ministry of External Affairs Directions

 
  1. Custodian of documents/categories

As per distribution of work and responsibilities of officers/ officials

Directory of officers and employees

[Section 4(1) (b) (ix)]

  1. Name and designation

Available at https://www.eoiljubljana.gov.in/page/officials/

  1. Telephone, fax and email ID

Available at https://www.eoiljubljana.gov.in/page/officials/

Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation [Section 4(1) (b) (x)]

  1. List of employees with Gross monthly remuneration

Attached as Annexure-I

  1. System of compensation as provided in its regulations

Based on local sensitivity these details are not publicised.

Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers

[Section 4(1) (b) (xvi)]

  1. Name and designation of the public information officer (PIO), Assistant Public Information (s) & Appellate Authority

  2. Address, telephone numbers and email ID of each designated official.

  1. Mr. Amar Singh, CPIO

Email: pol.ljubljana@mea.gov.in Phone-386-15133110

  1. Ms. Namrata S. Kumar, First Appellate Authority

Email: amb.ljubljana@mea.gov.in Phone: 386-15133110

Address: Embassy of India,

Zelezna Cesta 16, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

2. Budget and Programme

Item

Details of disclosure

Remarks

Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc.

[Section 4(1)(b)(xi)]

  1. Total Budget for the public authority

Enclosed as Annexure II for the FY 2021-22

  1. Budget for each agency and plan & programmes

  1. Proposed expenditures

Attempts will be made to spend the total budget allocation subject to COVID related conditions

  1. Revised budget for each agency, if any

RE for FY 2020-21 is Enclosed as Annexure II

  1. Report on disbursements made and place where the related reports are available

Mission is not disbursing funds to any agency at the moment

Foreign and domestic tours (F.No. 1/8/2012-IR dt. 11.9.2012)

  1. Budget

Information available in Annexure-III

  1. Foreign and domestic Tours by ministries and officials of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and above, as well as the heads of the Department. a) Places visited b) The period of visit c) The number of members in the official delegation d) Expenditure on the visit

Covered under (18.4.1.J)

  1. Information related to procurements a) Notice/tender enquires, and corrigenda if any thereon, b) Details of the bids awarded comprising the names of the suppliers of goods/ services being procured, c) The works contracts concluded – in any such combination of the above-and d) The rate /rates and the total amount at which such procurement or works contract is to be executed.

Service contracts are made by uploading tender on Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP) as well as under Tender section on Embassy’s webpage. General public has access to above two portals where details of all contracts/procurements are available.

3. E.Governance

Item

Details of disclosure

Remarks

Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information [Section 4(1)(b)(xv)]

Name & location of the facility

Website and social media

Details of information made available

Website and social media

Working hours of the facility

08300 hrs to 0430 hrs

Contact person & contact details (Phone, fax email)

Mr. Amar Singh, CPIO

Email: pol.ljubljana@mea.gov.in Ph: +386-15133110

Such other information as may be prescribed under section 4(i) (b) (xvii)

  1. Grievance redressal mechanism

Personal meetings, visit to individuals, GOI’s MADAD Portal.

  1. Details of applications received under RTI and information

provided

Inputs regularly updated on CIC

portal

  1. List of completed schemes/ projects/ Programmes

N.A.

  1. List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway

N.A.

  1. Annual Report

Sent to Ministry on regular basis

Receipt & Disposal of RTI Applications & Appeals (F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013)

Details of Application received and disposed

Inputs regularly updated on CIC

portal

5. Information as may be prescribed

Item

Details of disclosure

Remarks

Such other information as may be prescribed [F.No. 1/2/2016-IR dt. 17.8.2016, F No.

1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013]

Name & details of

    1. Current CPIOs & FAAs

    1. Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 1.1.2015

 

Mr. Amar Singh, CPIO;

Ms. Namrata S. Kumar FAA.

Mr. P R Nayak, CPIO

Mr. Ravi Kumar Jain, CPIO

Mr. Sarvjit Chakravarti, FAA

Mr. Paramjit Mann, FAA

6. Information disclosed on own initiative

Item

Details of disclosure

Remarks

Item/information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI act to obtain information

Item/information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI act to obtain information

Relevant information is updated and uploaded regularly on Embassy’s website eoiljubljana.gov.in