Information about the Consulate General of India, Munich
Under Section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005
(i) The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;
The Consulate General of India is headed by Consul General and has the following Wings: (a) Political Wing (b) Chancery Wing (c) Press, Culture, and Information Wing (d) Commerce Wing, and (e) Consular Wing. These Wings are headed by a 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.
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, 1961as 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 instructions 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, 1961 and its annexures giving decisions taken by the Government under the Rules, Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad, The Passport Act, Manuals on Office Procedures, Other Central Government Rules and Manuals published by the 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;
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 under the guidance and supervision of the 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 interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.
(ix) A directory of its officers and employees;
A directory is given 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 as well as for the previous two years 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 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. Consulate also makes available to interested individuals various CDs and DVDs 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;
The Consulate has a well-stocked library and reading room where Indian newspapers, magazines and journals are available. The library and the reading room are open for public from 0900 to 1730 hrs on each working day.
(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;
Public Information officer:
Mr. Dinesh Setia, Consul
Mr. Sugandh Rajaram, Consul General
Telephone: 49-89-2156 8668
(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.
Right to Information Act, 2005
(i) Appellate Authority (AA) Available
Mr. Sugandh Rajaram, Consul General 0900 to 1730 hrs
Tel: 00-49-89-21023910 On all working days
(ii) Public Information Officer (PIO) Available
Mr Dinesh Setia, Consul 0900 to 1730 hrs
Tel: 49-89-21023916 on all working days
Fees: Indian citizens desirous of information under RTI Act, 2005 may deposit Rs.10/- (Indian Rupees ten only), in equivalent Euros at the official rate of exchange fixed by the Government of India, in account No. 658709488 (BLZ 70020270) of the Consulate General of India, Munich with HypoVereinsbank, Munich. The Official Rate of Exchange for each month can be checked with the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the Consulate.
The fee can also be paid online through the portal of Department of Posts, http://www.epostoffice.gov.in. Please select Electronic Indian Postal Order (e-IPO). This facility has been provided for Indian Citizens abroad to enable them to purchase a Postal Order electronically to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. The User needs to get himself registered at the website. He has to select the Ministry/Department from whom he desires to seek the information under the RTI Act and the e-IPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the e-IPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, e-IPO is required to be attached as an attachment.
Manuals: All manuals related to the functioning of this Consulate under Section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005, can be accessed by contacting the Public Information Officer on all working days from 0900 to 1730 hrs. Detailed information related to the RTI Act, 2005, in respect of this Consulate is available at our website www.cgimunich.de under Right to Information.
This facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filing an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc. will continue to apply.