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Information under section 4(1)(b)

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee of Tk 15 to the High Commission of India, Dhaka.

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   RTI Website .

It may be noted 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 Public Information Officer of the “concerned public authority”. Applicants are, therefore, advised to send their requests under the RTI Act to the High Commission only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the High Commission. 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 the High Commission, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

Information about the High Commission, Required Under Section 4(1)(B) of the RTI Act, 2005

(i) the particulars of its organization, functions and duties; High Commission of India, Dhaka is headed by High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner and has the following 10 Wings: (i) Administration Wing (ii) Consular Wing (iii) Defence Wing (iv) Visa Wing (v) Commerce & Economic Wing (vi) Education Wing (vii) Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (viii) Political Wing (ix) Press, Information & Culture Wing (x) Projects & Establishment Wing
The functions of the High Commission, inter alia, include consular and visa services, political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, and scientific cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts.
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 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 High Commission 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 High Commission function under the guidance and supervision of High Commissioner.
(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 High Commissioner.
(iv) the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions; Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the High Commissioner.
(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 Annexure
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 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; High Commission of India functions within the norms of India's foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the High Commission under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner. High Commission interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.
(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;
(ix) a directory of its officers and employees; The directory of officers may be seen  (link of directory available on website).
(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-I
(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 at    Annexure-II
(xii) the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes; High Commission 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 High Commission of India.
(xiv) details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form; The High Commission's website has the required information. 
(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 High Commission of India has a Library which is open to the public during 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00
(xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers; Public Information Officer   
Mr. Vaibhav S. Gondane
Tel/Fax: +880-2-5506 7336  
Email :
(xvii) such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year;