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Information 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 
Mr. Sandeep Kumar
First Secretary
Embassy of India
46, Sukhumvit 23 (Prasarnmitr), Klongtoey Neua, Wattana,
Bangkok 10110.
Tel :  + 66 (0) 2 260 4438
Fax : + 66 (0) 2 260 3177
Email : pol.bangkok@mea.gov.in
Website: http://embassyofindiabangkok.gov.in

Appellate Authority  
Mrs. Alpana Dubey
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of India
Bangkok
Tel : + 66 (0) 22 58 3965
Fax : + 66 (0) 22 584627
Email : dcm.bangkok@mea.gov.in

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee Rs. 10/- (Rupees ten only) to the Embassy of India, Bangkok. Alternately, applicants may use the “eIPO” service for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically for filing RTI applications. An eIPO can be purchased online through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in or www.indiapost.gov.in .  A printout of the eIPO needs to be attached with the RTI application. Debit and Credit cards can be used to purchase eIPO. The eIPO is being accepted by all Indian Embassies/ Missions with effect from 7 October 2013.

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 RTI Website.

It may be noted 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 Public 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.

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

(i)

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

The Embassy is headed by Ambassador of India and has following eight Wings: (i) Political Wing (ii) Chancery (including Administration) Wing (iii) Press & Information Wing (also deals with cultural matters) (iv) Defence Wing (v) Commerce Wing (vi) Consular Wing (vii) Science & Education Wing & (viii) United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific (UNESCAP) Wing. Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), Bangkok operates under the Embassy of India, the functions and duties of which are at their website at link: http://www.iccbangkok.org/

 

Each Wing is headed by a Counsellor/First Secretary rank officer.

 

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 including PIOs/NRIs, in bilateral and multilateral contexts.

(ii)

The   powers   and   duties   of   its officers and employees;

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.

 

Other powers are derived from the Passport Act of India. The officers of the Embassy function under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador & DCM.

(iii)

The procedure followed in the decision making  process, including channels of supervision and accountability;

Decisions     are    taken    under    the    instruction     and supervision of the Ambassador.

(iv)

The   norms   set   by   it   for   the discharge of its functions;

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Ambassador.

(v)

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees   for   discharging   its functions;

-        Indian Foreign Service (PLCA) Rules and annexures

-        Delegated Financial Powers of Government of

-        India’s Representatives abroad Rules

-        Passport Act

-        Manuals on Office Procedures

-        In addition, the Embassy also utilizes relevant rules, regulations, and orders of the Government of India, such as Civil Service Conduct Rules, Central Civil Service Leave Travel Concession Rules, Central Service Leave Rules, Civil Service Pension Rules, Provident Fund Rules, General Financial Rules, Fundamental and Supplementary Rules etc. These rules are in the public domain as printed, priced publications.

(vi)

A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control;

Classified documents/files relating to India’s relations with Thailand

 

Unclassified documents/files including joint statements, declarations, agreements and MoUs between India and Thailand.

 

Passport and consular services application forms

(vii)

The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

Embassy of India functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the Embassy under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador.

(viii)

A 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, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to  the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

Embassy interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.

(ix)

A   directory   of   its   officers   and employees;

List of Officers is at Website with link: https://embassyofindiabangkok.gov.in/eoibk_pages/NA,  

(x)

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

A statement of monthly remuneration is at Annexure-I

(xi)

The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all  plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;

The Budget figures for the current financial year 2021-22 are given in the statement at Annexure-II

(xii)

The manner of execution  of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

Embassy of India, Bangkok does not have any subsidy programme.

(xiii)

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

No concessions/permits are granted by Embassy of India.

(xiv)

Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

The Embassy’s website has the required information.

(xv)

The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;

The Embassy is open from 0830 hrs to 1700 hrs from Monday to Friday. The holidays observed by the Embassy are given on the website,

  https://embassyofindiabangkok.gov.in/

(xvi)

The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;

Public Information Officer

Mr. Sandeep Kumar,

First Secretary (Political) & Alt DPR to UNESCAP,

Embassy of India, 46, Sukhumvit 23 (Prasarnmitr),

Klongtoey-Neua, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110

Tel : 66 (0) 2-260-4438  Fax : + 66 (0) 2 260 3177

Email : pol.bangkok@mea.gov.in Website: https://embassyofindiabangkok.gov.in/

 

(xvii)

Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year;

The Embassy’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis.

ANNEXURE-I

Embassy of India

Bangkok

Monthly Remuneration of Employees

S.No

Sanctioned Post

No. of posts

Revised Pay Scale after 7th CPC Pay

 

1

Ambassador

(Grade I of IFS)

1

2,25,000

2

DCM

(Grade III of IFS)

 

1

1,44,200 – 218200

3

Counsellor

(Grade IV of IFS)

2

1,23,100 2,15,900

4

Defence Advisor

1

78,000 – 2,09,200

5

First Secretary (Sr.Scale & Gr.1 of IFS(B)

 

2

 

78,800 – 2,09,200

6

Second Secretary

2

67,700 – 2,08,700

7

Attaches

Gr II/III of IFS(B)

8

56,100 – 1,77,500

8

PS

2

56,100 – 1,77,500

9

pa

3

44,900 – 1,42,400

10

ASO/APO

6

44,900 – 1,42,400

11

APWO

1

44,900 – 1,42,400

12

JSA

1

21,700 – 69,100

13

Sergeant

1

35,400 - 1,12,400

14

Security Assistant

3

21,700 – 6,9100

ANNEXURE-II

Budget Estimates (2021-22)

Chancery Wing

S.No.

Expenditure Head

Amount

(Rs.)

1

SALARIES, CHANCERY

18,50,00,000

2

WAGES, CHANCERY

50,000

3

OTA, CHANCERY

30,00,000

4

MEDICAL EXP, CHANCERY

1,30,00,000

5

LOCAL TOURS, CHANCERY

21,25,000

6

FOREIGN TE., CHANCERY

1,07,25,000

7

OE, CHANCERY

2,66,25,000

8

R.R.T., CHANCERY

95,00,000

9

ADV & PUB, CHANCERY

35,00,000

10

MINOR WORKS, CHANCERY

25,00,000

11

OTHER CHARGES, CHANCERY

0

12

SWACHHTA ACTION PLAN,CHANCERY

3,00,000

13

IT EXP, CHANCERY

37,17,000

 

Grand Total

26,00,42,000

 

Commercial  Wing

S.No.

Expenditure Head

Amount (Rs. in thousands)

1

SALARIES, COMMERCIAL WING

3,20,00,000

2

WAGES, COMMERCIAL WING

0

3

OTA, COMMERCIAL WING

2,00,000

4

MEDICAL EXP, COMMERCIAL WING

10,00,000

5

LOCAL TOURS, COMMERCIAL WING

4,00,000

6

FOREIGN TE., COMMERCIAL WING

25,00,000

7

OE, COMMERCIAL WING

24,00,000

8

R.R.T., COMMERCIAL WING

40,00,000

9

ADV & PUB, COMMERCIAL WING

0

10

MINOR WORKS, COMMERCIAL WING

0

11

TRADE PROMOTION, COMMERCIAL WING

6,00,000

12

IT EXP, COMMERCIAL WING

0

 

Grand Total

4,31,00,000