Right to Information

Information about The Consulate General of India, Sydney, required under RTI Act, 2005

S. No. Title Description
1 The particulars of its organization, functions and duties

Consulate General of India, Sydney is headed by the Consul General and has following Four wings:

  • Trade & Commerce Wing
  • Administration Wing,
  • Consular Wing
  • Cultural Wing (Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre)

Each wing is headed by a Consul rank Officer.

Consulate General of India, Sydney 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.The functions of this Consulate inter alia, include providing consular services, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison and creating informed opinions about India.

2 The powers and duties of its officers and employees General Administrative powers are derived from Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules and IFS (PLCA) Rules, as amended from time to time.

Financial powers of the Officers of the Consulate General of India, Sydney 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.
3 The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability Decisions are taken as per extant rules and guidelines, where applicable, and as per the instructions and supervision of the Consul General.
4 The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Consul General.
5 The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions
  • Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules and IFS PLCA rules and annexures
  • Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad Rules
  • General Financial Rules
  • Passport Act
  • Manuals on Office Procedures
  • Other relevant Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.
6 A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control
  • Classified documents/files relating to India’s relations with Australia.
  • Unclassified documents/files including joint statements, declarations, agreements and MoUs between India and New South Wales & South Australia.
  • Travel documents
  • Passport and consular services application forms
  • Service documents of officials
  • Other general records
7 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, Sydney 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.

8 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 General of India, Sydney interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.

9 A directory of its officers and employees

The directory is available on its website at the link – List of officers

10 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 (76.01 KB)
11 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 (80.01 KB)
12 The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes Consulate General of India, Sydney does not have any subsidy programmes.
13 Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it No concessions/permits are granted by the Consulate General of India, Sydney.
14 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 General of India, Sydney makes available to interested individuals various CD’s and DVD’s containing information on India, its people and culture.

15 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 is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm or 0900 hrs to 1730 hrs from Monday to Friday. The holidays observed by the Consulate are given on the website https://www.cgisydney.gov.in/

The Consulate has a library which is open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

16 The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO):
Mr. S.C. Salimath
Designation : Consul
Phone : 02 9223 2702
Fax : 02 9223 3358; 02 9231 2299
E-mail : cons1.sydney@mea.gov.in

First Appellate Authority (FAA):
Mr. Sanjay K. Muluka
Designation : Consul & HOC 
Consulate General of India 
Level 1, 265 Castlereagh Street,
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia 
Tel : +61-2-9223-2702 
Fax : +61-2-9231-2299 
E-Mail : hoc.sydney@mea.gov.in

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Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year

Consulate General of India, Sydney website has all relevant information which is updated on a regular basis. This Consulate’s social media handle links are also available on its website.

 
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