Right to information Act , 2005

The Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005, which came into force w.e.f. 12.10.2005, is an important legislation designed to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities. The full text of the RTI Act is available on the website http://righttoinformation.gov.in It has been recently decided to bring the Embassies of India abroad also under the purview of the Act.

Public Information Officer

Under the Right to Information Act 2005 of the Government of India, application for seeking information relevant to Consulate General of India, Sydney, may be addressed to the Public Information Officer in writing through a letter, fax or E-Mail. Particulars of the Public Information Officer are as follows:

Mr Vivek Kumar
Head of Chancery & Public Information Officer
Consulate General of India
Level 27, 25 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW - 2000
Tel. (02) 9223 9242
Fax. (02) 9223 9246
E-Mail: hoc@indianconsulatesydney.org

Appellate Authority

Under Right to Information Act 2005 Government of India, the application for seeking information should be addressed to the Public Information Officer. However, if the applicant is not satisfied with the response, he/she may approach the Appellate Authority whose details are given below:

Mr Amit Dasgupta
Consul General
Consulate General of India
Level 27, 25 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW - 2000
Tel. (02) 9223 9500
Fax. (02) 9223 9246
E-Mail: indianc@indianconsulatesydney.org

Fee for Seeking Information

A person who desires to seek some information from the Public Information Officer is required to pay, along with the application, A$ 0.25 [approximately Rs. 10/- (Rupees ten)], as fee prescribed for seeking information. The payment of fee shall be made by way of cash at the Consulate General of India, Sydney between 9.30am and 12.30 pm on all working days. Depending on the nature and quantity of the documents sought, other charges may be applicable.

For more information please visit http://righttoinformation.gov.in.

 

Please note that the information under RTI Act can be sought only by CITIZENS OF INDIA, holding Indian passports. Persons of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizens of India are not covered by this Act.
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