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Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Dollars, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in demand draft favouring Consulate General of India, Vancouver. [The official Rupee-Dollar conversion rate for the current month September, 2017 is One Rupee =C$0.0194)

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. The mailing address is Consulate General of India, #201-325 Howe Street, V6C 1Z7, Vancouver, C.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 this Consulate only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to this Consulate. 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 this Consulate, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

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

 

(i)

the particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Consulate General of India is headed by Consul General and has following 3 Wings:

(i) Administration Wing,

(ii) Consular Wing and

(iii) Commercial Wing.

The functions of the Consulate inter alia, include consular services, economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison and scientific cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts.

The Consulate 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.

(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 Consulate General 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 Consulate function under the guidance and supervision of the Consul General.

(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 Consul General.

(iv)

the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Consul General.

(v)

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

IFS PLCA rules and Annexures

Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives Abroad Rules

Passport Act

Manuals on Office Procedures

Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.

(vi)

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

Classified documents/files relating to Passport and Consular Services and other documents related to Visa, Passport, Consular and Commercial matters.

(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;

Consulate General of India functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the Consulate General under the guidance of Consul General

(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;

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

(ix)

a directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given below Annex-I

(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 given below at Annex-II

(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 are given in the statement below at Annex-III

(xii)

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

Consulate General of India does not have any subsidy programme.

(xiii)

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

No concessions/permits are granted by the Consulate General of India.

(xiv)

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

The Consulate’s website has the required information. The Consulate also makes available to interested individuals various CD’ s and DVD’s containing information on India, its people and culture.

(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;

 

(xvi)

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

Mr. Dinesh K. Mehta, Vice Consul

201-325 Howe Street

Vancouver V6C 1Z7

Tel : 604 682 7808

Fax : 604 682 2471

E-mail : indiaadmn@telus.net

(xvii)

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

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

ANNEXURE-I

 

DIRECTORY OF CGI, VANCOUVER

S.No.

Name

Designation

Office No.

CONSUL GENERAL’S OFFICE

1.

Ms.Abhilasha Joshi

Consul General

1-604-699 9361

2.

Shri Sudhir Kr.Sharma

Vice Consul(PS) to CG

1-604-6999361

CONSULAR PASSPORT VISA & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

3.

Shri Amar Jit Singh

Consul (CPV&CA)

1-604-6693804

4.

Shri Om Prakash

Vice Consul(Passport)

1-604-662 8811/127

5.

Shri Arun Kumar

Vice Consul(Visa)

1-604-662-4164

COMMERCIAL AND CULTURAL

6.

Ms. Abha Gosain

Consul (CECM)

1-604-662-4171

 

 

 

 

 ADMINISTRATION WING

8.

Shri Jasbir Singh

Consul (HOC)

1-604-681-0003

9.

Shri Dinesh K Mehta

Vice Consul(Admn.&DDO)

1-604-682 7808

 

 

 

 

ANNEXURE-II

S.No.

Sanctioned Post

No. of Post

Pay Scale

Pay Matrix(As per 7th CPC)

1.

Consul General of India Gr.III of IFS

1

Rs.144200 – Rs.218200

Level 14

2.

Consul(First/ Second Secretary) Grade I of IFS(B)

2

Rs.67700-208700

Level 12

3.

Vice Consul (PS)

1

Rs.56100-177500

Level 10

4.

Vice Consul

3

Rs.56100-177500

Level 10

5.

Vice Consul (PS)

1

Rs.56100-177500

Level 10

6.

Assistants

4

Rs.47600-151100

Level 10

7.

Chauffeur

1

Rs.25500-81100

Level 4

8

Security Guards

2

Rs.21700-69100

Level 3

Note: Apart from above Pay, India Based Officer / Staff are paid Foreign Allowance which is fixed by the Ministry of External Affairs from time to time.

ANNEXURE-III

THE APPROVED FIGURES OF BE 2017-2018 IN RESPECT OF CGI, VANCOUVER ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

A. CHANCERY (MEA)

HEAD

AMOUNT (RUPEES IN THOUSAND

SALARIES

45114

WAGES

5240

OVERTIME ALLOWANCE

1000

MEDICAL EXPENSES

2500

TRAVEL EXPENSES (LOCAL TOUR)

2314

TRAVEL EXPENSES (OTHERS)

6549

ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY

1425

OFFICE EXPENSES

13000

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2500

RENTS, RATES AND TAXES

34000

MINOR WORKS

1700

GRAND TOTAL

115342

B. COMMERCE WING (M/o COMMERCE)

HEAD

AMOUNT (RUPEES IN THOUSANDS)

SALARIES

16894

MEDICAL EXPENSES

1568

TRAVEL EXPENSES

3600

TRADE PROMOTION ACTIVITIES

375

OFFICE EXPENSES

2366

RENT, RATES AND TAXES

7650

GRAND TOTAL

 

32453

 
 
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