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Right to Information

It has been decided that the Right to Information Act to be implemented by Missions and Posts abroad immediately. Mr. Yakub Topno (Admn), Email: cons.guatemala@mea.gov.in, Fax No. 2219-6466 will be the Public Information Officer and the Appellate Authority will be Mr. Suraj Ananta Jadhav, Head of Chancery, e-mail hoc@mea.gov.in, Telephone No. 2508-8856 / 2508-8891  and Fax No. 2219-6466 .
Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Dollars, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cheque or demand draft favoring Embassy of India, Guatemala. [The official Rupee-Dollar conversion rate for the current month December 2019 is $ 1 = 52.01]
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 http://rti.gov.in.
EMBASSY OF INDIA 28-03-2012 Full text of the RTI Act 2005 (pdf file)


the particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

The Embassy of India is headed by the Ambassador and has Administration Wing, Consular Wing, Commercial Wing and Cultural Wing.The functions of the Embassy 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.The Embassy 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 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 Embassy 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/ Officials of the Embassy function under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador.


the procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;

Decisions are taken under the instruction and supervision of the Ambassador.


the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Ambassador.


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 annexures
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.


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/filesPassport and consular services application forms


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;

Embassy of India functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs.  Policy is implemented by the Embassy under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador. The Embassy interacts with Association of Friends of India, Guatemala, Guatemala-India Chamber of Commerce & Industry, representatives of academic community and others.


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;


a directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given at Annex-I (PDF)


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 Annex-II (PDF)


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 Annex-III (PDF)


the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

The Embassy of India does not have any subsidy programme.


particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

No concessions/permits are granted by the Embassy of India.


details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

The Embassy’s website has the required information.  The Embassy also makes available to interested individuals various brochures containing information on India, its people and culture.


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 Embassy of India Gauatemala is a new Mission. Library facilities will be made available in due course.
Public Information officer:-
Mr. Yakub Topno
Telephone: 2508-8891
Fax: 2219-6466
Email: cons.guatemala@mea.gov.in


the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;


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

The Embassy’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis.