Proactive Disclosure Under Section 4(1)(BO of RTI Act, 2005
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Proactive Disclosure Under Section 4(1)(BO of RTI Act, 2005

Proactive Disclosure Under Section 4(1)(BO of RTI Act, 2005

 

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 03 Wings: (i) Administration Wing (iii) Consular Wing (iv) Commercial Wing

 

Each wing is headed by Consul rank officer.


The functions of the Consulate 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. 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 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 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  in consultation with  Embassy of India, Washington DC and MEA when necessary.

(iv)

the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the  Consul General  in consultation with Embassy of India, Washington DC and MEA when necessary.

(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


Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India's Representatives abroad Rules

 

Manuals on Office Procedures

 

Passport Act & Visa Manual

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 India's external relations 

Unclassified documents/files including joint statements, declarations, agreements and MoUs. 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 Consulate under the guidance and supervision of the Consul General. 

Consul General and his officers interact regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.

(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;

(ix)

a directory of its officers and employees;

A directory/ telephone list  is at Annexure-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 at Annexure-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 at Annexure-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;

There are a library & Reading Room in the Chancery with limited facilities. Public Information officer:- 
Mr. Vishav Pal
Tele: +1 312 -527-0413        
Fax : +1 312 -595-0417
Email : counsul@indianconsulate.com

(xvi)

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

(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 / TELEPHONE LIST :

 

Name/ Designation

Office Tel &   Email id

Dr. Ausaf  Sayeed, Consul General

(312)-595-0412 , (312)-595-9235

cg@indianconsulate.com

Mr. D.B. Bhati,Consul (Pol.,Com & Visa))

312)-595-0414

cci@indianconsulate.com

Mr. O.P.Meena, Consul (HOC & Passport)

(312)-595-0415

pic@indianconsulate.com

Mr. Vishav Pal,  Consul (Consular & OCI)

(312)-527-0413

consul@indianconsulate.com

Mrs. Anuradha Negi, Vice Consul (Visa)

(312)-595-5018

vc@indianconsulate.com

Mrs Saroj Kishan, Vice Consul/(PS) to C.G.

(312)-595-0412

pscg@indianconsulate.com

Mr Arun Kumar Saxena, Vice Consul (Passport, Admin.& DDO)

312)-595-0411

admin@indianconsulate.com

Mr. J.P. Santosh, Assistant (Accounts)

312-595-0419

officeadmin@indianconsulate.com

Mr. C.D.Pandey , Assistant(Protocol & Property)                                               

(312)-595-0554

com@indianconsulate.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNEXURE- II

MONTHLY REMUNERATION OF EMPLOYEES

Sl.no.

Name of Post

Sanctioned Strength

Pay Scale [Rs]

Grade Pay

1

Consul General
Grade III of IFS

1

37400 - 67000

10000

2

Consul

1

15600-39100

7600

3

Consul

2

15600 -39100

6600

4

Vice Consul

2

9300-34800

4800/5400

4

Assistant

2

9300-34800

4600

5

PA/PS

PPS

2

9300-34800

15600 -39100

4600/4800/5400

6600

 

Note : Apart from basic pay, India-based officers/staff are paid Foreign Allowance, which is fixed by the Ministry of External Affairs from time to time. 


ANNEXURE- II


[a] Approved Chancery Budget of the Consulate General of India, Chicago for the year 2015-16

Heads

Rupees [in thousands]

Salaries

44988

Wages

7226

Over time Allowance

1025

Medical

11899

Travel Expenses [ Local Tour]

1305

Travel Expenses [ Others]

9815

Publicity

686

Office Expenses

21977

Information Technology

2395

Rents, Rates & Taxes

27004

Minor Works

2962

Other Charges

0

Total

131282

 


[b] Approved Commercial Wing Budget of the Consulate General of India, Chicago for the year 2015-16

Heads

Rupees [in thousands]

Trade Promotion

496

Total

496

 
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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