Right to Information Act Right to Information Act

Right to Information Act

Right to Information Act

Full text of RTI Act 2005 bullet

Suo-Moto declaration of public information as mandated under section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005 in respect of the Embassy of India, Bangkok is available at the link: Public Information under Section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act, 2005 

The contact details of the designated Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) and the First Appellate Authority (FAA) for the Embassy of India, Bangkok are as below:

Public Information Officer 
Dr. M. Sivaguru
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  
Ms. Paulomi Tripathi
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of India
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.