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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 December 2011 is One Rupee =C$0.020)

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. G.S. Bhati, Vice Consul

201-325 Howe Street

Vancouver V6C 1Z7

Tel : 604 682 7808

Fax : 604 682 2471

E-mail : [email protected]

(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.

Shri Ravi Shankar Aisola

Consul General

1-604-692 0554

2.

Shri Shammi Arora

Consul(PPS) to CG

1-604-692 0554

CONSULAR PASSPORT VISA & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

3.

Shri Amar Jit Singh

Consul

1-604-681-0003

4.

Shri Sanjay Shukla

Consul

1-604-662 4164

5.

Shri Ajay Sethi

Vice Consul(PS)

1-604-681 0852

 

COMMERCIAL AND CULTURAL

6.

Shri R. Chandramouli

Consul

1-604-662 8665

7.

Shri N. Lingi Chetty

Consul

1-604-662 4171

 

ADMINISTRATION WING

8.

Shri R. Chandramouli

Consul

1-604-662 8665

9.

Shri Gajraj Singh Bhati

Vice Consul(Admn.&DDO)

1-604-682 7808

10.

Shri Rajesh Kumar Satti

Vice Consul(GA&Estt)

  1-604-662 8811
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ANNEXURE-II

S.No. Sanctioned Post No. of Post Pay Scale Remarks
1. Consul General of India Gr.III of IFS 1 Rs.37,400 – Rs.67,000 PB-IV +Rs.10,000/- as Grade Pay
2. Consul(First/ Second Secretary) Grade I of IFS(B) 4 Rs.15,600 – Rs.39,100 PB-III +Rs.6,600/- as Grade Pay
3. Consul (PPS) 1 Rs.15,600 – Rs.39,100 PB-III +Rs.6,600/- as Grade Pay
4. Vice Consul 2 Rs.9,300 – Rs.34,800 PB-III +Rs.6,600/- as Grade Pay
5. Vice Consul (PS) 1 Rs.9,300 – Rs.34,800 PB-II +Rs 5400/-as Grade Pay
6. Assistants 3 Rs.9,300 – Rs.34,800 PB-II +Rs.4,800/- as Grade Pay
7. Chauffeurs 1 Rs.5,200 – Rs.20,200 PB-I +Rs.1,900/- as Grade Pay
8 Security Guards 2 Rs.4,400 – Rs.7,440 S-I Grade +Rs.2000/- as Grade Pay

Note: Apart from Basic 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 2014-15 IN RESPECT OF CGI, VANCOUVER ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

A. CHANCERY (MEA)

HEAD

AMOUNT (RUPEES IN THOUSAND

SALARIES

39084

WAGES

3233

OVERTIME ALLOWANCE

777

MEDICAL EXPENSES

1735

TRAVEL EXPENSES (LOCAL TOUR)

2201

TRAVEL EXPENSES (OTHERS)

9667

ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY

377

OFFICE EXPENSES

6346

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2648

RENTS, RATES AND TAXES

22051

MINOR WORKS

1802

GRAND TOTAL

89921

B. COMMERCE WING (M/o COMMERCE)

HEAD

AMOUNT (RUPEES IN THOUSANDS)

SALARIES

11146

MEDICAL EXPENSES

500

TRAVEL EXPENSES

4200

TRADE PROMOTION ACTIVITIES

200

OFFICE EXPENSES

2700

RENT, RATES AND TAXES

2400

GRAND TOTAL

21146

 
 
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