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Contact details of Officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005:-

Public Information Officer 

Mrs. Anita Shukla

First Secretary (Head of Chancery)

Telephone – 497 0987

E Mail –  hoc.dublin@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority

Shri Benjamin Besra

Cd’A, a.i.

Telephone – 4970969
E mail – amb.dublin@mea.gov.in 

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Euros, equivalent to Indian Rupees Ten (10) in cheque or demand draft favouring ‘Embassy of India, Dublin’.

Information is provided under the Act to citizens of India only. Applications should be submitted along with documentary proof of Indian Citizenship (such as copy of personal particulars pages of passport). Further information is available at http://rti.gov.in. The mailing address is Embassy of India, 6 Leeson Park, Dublin-6.

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 Information Officer of the "concerned public authority". Applicants are, therefore, advised to send their requests under the RTI Act to the Embassy only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the Embassy. 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 Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

Payment of RTI fee online - Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)

Applications seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005
may be sent along with the prescribed fee Through e-IPO* ( Electronic Postal Order) OR in Euro,equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cash/cheque or demand draft favouring Embassy of India, Dublin. [The rate of exchange for a particular month may be ascertained from the Embassy].

Facility of e-IPO for payment of fee under the RTI Act, 2005 The Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts have launched a service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) to enable Indian Citizens residing in India or abroad to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portali.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in, to enable them to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. It can also be accessed through India Post Website,i.e. www.indiapost.gov.in. An e-IPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.

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 theRTI 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. For more details please visit the websitehttp://www.epostoffice.gov.in.

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.

 http://www.indiapost.gov.in/ and   https://www.epostoffice.gov.in/

The Credit Card or Debit Card of any bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose.

Procedure

The RTI applicant is required to register on the website to create his/ her profile. Thereafter the Ministry/ Department from whom information is desired has to be selected. The eIPO is generated which can be used to seek information from that Ministry/ Department only. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application sent in hard copy. In case RTI application is filed electronically, the eIPO is enclosed as an attachment. The profile is required to be created only once.

The RTI application accompanied by an eIPO is similar in all respects to the RTI application accompanied by fees through any other approved mode. All the provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc; as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 continue to apply.

Currently, this facility is available only for Indian Citizens living anywhere other than in India. By this measure, those living abroad would be facilitated to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. It is hoped that in future, this facility would be extended to all citizens within the country too. Any public authority which accepts a postal order should also accept an eIPO.

 Information about the Embassy, required under section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005

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