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RIGHT TO INFORMATION

Citizens of India can seek information from the following officers under the Right to
Information Act:

Public Information Officer Appellate Authority


Mr. Rajesh Gawande H.E. Mr. S.N. Ray
Second Secretary High Commissioner
High Commission of India, Kampala High Commission of India, Kampala
Telephone: +256-41-4237273 Telephone: +256-41-423193
Email: hoc.kampala@mea.gov.in Email: hc.kampala@mea.gov.in

Availability Hours: Monday to Friday from 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM except on Public


Holidays.

RTI Fee: Equivalent to Indian Rupees 10/- payable in Ugandan Shillings in cash. An
amount equivalent to Rs. 2/- per page would be payable for supply of copies of
documents if any required by the applicant.

For additional information regarding RTI please visit:


http://www.mea.gov.in/right-to-information-info.htm?63/Right_to_Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE HIGH COMMISSION


(AS STIPULATED UNDER RTI ACT, 2005)

(i) The particulars of its The High Commission of India is headed by


organization, functions and High Commissioner and has following
duties; Wings:
(i) Administration Wing (ii) Consular Wing
and (iii) Commerce Wing.
The functions of the High Commission inter
alia, include political and economic
cooperation, trade and investment
promotion, administration of ICCR
Scholarships and training under ITEC
Programme, cultural interaction, press and
media liaison, and scientific cooperation in
bilateral and multilateral contexts.
The High Commission 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 General Administrative powers are derived
officers and employees; from :
a) Fundamental Rules & Supplementary
Rules.
b) Indian Foreign Service (PLCA) Rules,
as amended from time to time.
c) Financial powers of the Officers of
the High Commission of India have
been detailed in the Delegated
Financial Powers of the Government
of India’s Representatives Abroad.
d) Passport Act 1967
e) Consular Manual
f) Visa Manual
g) Ministry of External Affairs
guidelines issued from time to time
on Passport and Consular matters.
h) Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines
from time to time on OCI, PIO and
visa matters.
i) Other powers are derived from (i)
various guidelines & instructions
issued from Ministry of External
Affairs, Home Affairs and Commerce
& Industry; (ii) other
Ministries/Departments of
Government of India in consultation
with MEA.
(iii) The procedure followed in Attache (Admin & Passport) and Attache
the decision making (Consular & Visa) work under the
process, including channels supervision of Second Secretary/HOC and
of supervision and Second Secretary (Educationa and
accountability; Consular).These, in turn, consults/take
instructions from the High Commissioner.
(iv) The norms set by it for the Norms are set as per the various rules and
discharge of its functions regulations and under the instructions
issued by the Ministry of External Affairs
from time to time as stipulated in:

a) Fundamental Rules & Supplementary


Rules.
b) Indian Foreign Service (PLCA) Rules,
as amended from time to time.
c) Financial powers of the Officers of
the High Commission of India have
been detailed in the Delegated
Financial Powers of the Government
of India’s Representatives Abroad.
d) Passport Act 1967
e) Consular Manual
f) Visa Manual
g) Ministry of External Affairs
guidelines issued from time to time
on Passport and Consular matters.
h) Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines
from time to time on OCI, PIO and
visa matters.
(v) The rules, regulations, a) Fundamental Rules &
instructions, manuals and Supplementary Rules.
records, held by it or under b) Indian Foreign Service (PLCA) Rules,
its control or used by its as amended from time to time.
employees for discharging c) Delegated Financial Powers of the
its functions; Government of India’s
Representatives Abroad.
d) Passport Act 1967
e) Consular Manual
f) Visa Manual
g) Ministry of External Affairs
guidelines issued from time to time
on Passport and Consular matters.
h) Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines
from time to time on OCI, PIO and
visa matters.
(vi) A statement of the Classified documents/files relating to
categories of documents India’s external relations.
that are held by it or under Unclassified documents/files including
its control; joint statements, declarations, agreements
and Memorandum of Understandings.
Passport and consular services application
forms,
Service documents of officials
(vii) The particulars of any There is no arrangement for consultation
arrangement that exists for with, or representation by the members of
consultation with, or public in relation to the formulation of
representation by, the policy or implementation. However,
members of the public in regular meetings are arranged at the
relation to the formulation of Chancery with the representatives of
its policy or implementation various Indian communities in Uganda
thereof; (numbering 37).
(viii) A statement of the boards,
councils, committees and
other bodies consisting of
two or more persons
constituted as its part or for Nil
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 A directory* is available on website.
and employees; Annexure-I
(x) The monthly remuneration A statement of monthly remuneration is at
received by each of its Annexure-II
officers and employees,
including the system of
compensation as provided
in its regulations;
(xi) The budget allocated to The Budget figures for the current financial
each of its agency, year are given in the statement at
indicating the particulars of Annexure-III
all plans, proposed
expenditures and reports on
disbursements made;
(xii) The manner of execution of High Commission of India does not have
subsidy programmes, any subsidy programme.
including the amounts
allocated and the details of
beneficiaries of such
programmes;
(xiii) Particulars of recipients of No concessions/permits are granted by the
concessions, permits or High Commission of India.
authorizations granted by it;
(xiv) Details in respect of the The High Commission’s website has the
information, available to or required information.
held by it, reduced in an
electronic form;
(xv) The particulars of facilities The Chancery has a library.The High
available to citizens for Commission makes available to interested
obtaining information, individuals various books, CD’s and DVD’s
including the working hours containing information on India, its people
of a library or reading room, and culture.
if maintained for public use;

Appellate Authority,
(xvi) The names, designations
and other particulars of the Shri S.N. Ray , High Commissioner,
Public Information Officers; High Commission of India, 11 Kyodondo
Road, Kampala,
Tel:00256-41-4231931
Fax:00256-41-4254943
E-mail:hc.kampala@mea.gov.in

Public Information Officer,

Shri Rajesh Gawande, Second Secretary,


High Commission of India, 11 Kyodondo
Road, Kampala,
Tel:00256-41-4237273
Fax:00256-41-4254943
E-mail: hoc.kampala@mea.gov.in
hoc@hcikampala.co.ug.

(xvii) Such other information as The High Commission’s website has


may be prescribed and information which is updated on a regular
thereafter update these basis.
publications every year;
Annexure I

List of Officers

Name Designation
Shri Shri S.N. Ray High Commissioner
Shri Rajesh Gawande Second Secretary & Head of Chancery
Shri Tarun Kumar Second Secretary (Edu & Cons)
Smt. Arti Vasdev, Attache(PS)
Shri Terence J. Dick Attache(Consular & Visa)
Shri K. Madhusudhana Rao Attache(Admn & Ppt)

Annexure II

Monthly Sanctioned No. of Pay scale Remarks


remuneration Post posts
of Employees
S.No
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1. High 1 Rs.37400-67000 +Rs.10000
Commissioner Pay Band-IV Grade Pay
(Grade III of IFS)
2. Second 1 Rs.15600 -39100 +Rs.6600
Secretary Pay Band-III Grade Pay
(Jr. Scale)
3. Attaches 1 Rs.15600-39100 + Rs.5400
(Gr.II/III of Pay Band III Grade Pay
IFS(B)
4. Attache(PS)/PA 2 Rs.15600-39100 + Rs.5400
Pay Band III Grade Pay
5. Assistant 3 Rs.9300 -34800 +Rs.4600
(Gr. IV of IFS(B) Pay Band-II Grade Pay
6. Assistant 1 Rs.9300 -34800 +Rs.4600
Personnel & Pay Band-II Grade Pay
Welfare Officer
7. Clerk 1 Rs.5200-20200 + Rs.2400
Pay Band-I Grade Pay
8. Security Guards 3 Rs.5200- 20200 +Rs.2000
Grade Pay
Annexure III

BUDGET ALLOCATION

Heads of Account Budget in Indian Rupees

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13


Salaries, Chancery 1,63,10,000 1,76,29,000 2,27,99,000
Wages, Chancery 13,000 12,000 3,000
Over Time Allowances, 85,000 76,000 1,16,000
Chancery
Medical Expenses, Chancery 4,84,000 4,69,000 6,92,000
Local Tours, Chancery 2,62,000 6,23,000 7,43,000
Foreign Travel Expenses, 27,40,000 4,38,2000 30,26,000
Chancery
Office Expenses, Chancery 28,13,000 55,76,000 29,03,000
Rates, Rent & Taxes, 42,02,000 42,33,000 48,36,000
Chancery
Advertisement & Publicity, 80,000 3,07,000 1,53,000
Chancery
Minor Works, Chancery 5,89,000 2,80,000 8,20,000
I.T. Expenditure, Chancery 7,50,000 7,87,000 4,32,000
Grand Total 2,83,28,000 3,43,74,000 3,65,23,000

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