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RIGHT TO INFORMATION

The Right to Information Act, 2005 is an important legislation to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities of India.  Any citizen of India has the right to seek information from public authorities as per the provisions of the RTI Act.  The full text of the RTI Act ,2005 may be accessed at the link: RTI-Act.pdf

Suo-Moto declaration of public information as mandated under section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005 in respect of the Embassy of India, Kathmandu is available at the link: Public Information under Section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act, 2005.

Contact Details of Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) and the First Appellate Authority (FAA) for the Embassy of India, Kathmandu:

Ms. Gitanjali Brandon,
First Secretary & CPIO
Tel: +977 4413174
Email: cpic.kathmandu@mea.gov.in

Sh. Prasanna Shrivastava,
Deputy Chief of Mission &
First Appellate Authority
Tel: +977-1-4411408, +977-1-4428244
Email: dcm.kathmandu@mea.gov.in

Submission of RTI Application

An Indian citizen wishing to seek information under the RTI Act may submit application as per the section 6 of the RTI Act to the Central Public Information officer of the Embassy.  Please note that a RTI request to the Embassy should primarily concern a subject matter, for which it is reasonably presumed that relevant information is being held by the Embassy.  In other cases, the applications should be made to the CPIOs of the respective public authorities.

An RTI applicant aggrieved with the reply/decision of the CPIO can file an appeal with the FAA of the Embassy.  If a citizen is not satisfied with the decision of the FAA, a second Appeal may be filed before the Central Information Commission.

Modes and Procedure to file RTI application

An RTI application can either be sent through post or submitted online.

a. Postal Application:

An application addressed to the Central Public Information Officer may be sent by post to: Embassy of India, Kathmandu Kapurdhara Marg 336, Kathmandu 44600 along with the following:

-Documentary proof of Indian citizenship

-Prescribed fee of Rs. 10/- (Rupees Ten only) through a demand draft in favour of the Embassy of India.

b. Online Application:

Online RTI application should be submitted through the RTI Portal: https://rtionline.gov.in/

The guidelines for use of RTI online Portal are available on the link: https://rtionline.gov.in/guidelines.php?request

The application filed through Web Portal would reach electronically to the Nodal Officer of concerned Ministry/Department, who would transmit the RTI application electronically to the concerned CPIO.

Fee for RTI application submitted through RTI web portal can be made online, as per the modes prescribed therein.

For filing RTI application to Embassy of India, Kathmandu through the web portal, applicants should in the column - Select Ministry/Department/Apex body, select – Ministry of External Affairs; and in the column - Select Public Authority, select – Embassy of India, Kathmandu.

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