Embassy of India, Yangon, Myanmar
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Right to Information Act

Right to Information Act 2005

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information.

It may be noted that information provided under the Right to Information 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, including the full text of the Act, is available at http://rti.gov.in External icon

The Government of India (Department of Post) has launched the e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) service to facilitate purchase of Indian Postal order electronically for paying RTI fee/cost of information on-line through e-Post Office Portal  (https:/www.epostoffice.gov.in External icon)  of the Department of Posts. The detailed instructions for using the e-IPO service for payment of RTI fee on-line are contained in DOP & T OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. (The facility of e-ipo has been extended to 176 Indian Missions/Posts abroad also vide Department of Personnel & Training OM NO 1/44/2009-IR dated October 7, 2013. Department of Posts has extended the eIPO service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. February 13, 2014 vide OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated 13th February 2014. The RTI applicants may, therefore, pay the RTI fee/cost of information, also on-line using the said e-IPO service, for seeking information from Ministries/Departments in India as well as from Indian Missions abroad.

It may also be pointed out 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 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. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005, in Embassy of India, Yangon are as follows: -

Central Public Information Officer: -

Ms. Reeta Meena

Second Secretary (Political)

Tel: 95-1-8391087

Fax : +95-1-8254086/8250164/8388414

Email: pol[dot]yangon[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

Appellate Authority: -

Mr. Ashish Sharma

Deputy Chief of Mission,

Tele: +95-1-8254110

Fax: +95-1-8254086/8250164/8388414

Email: dcm[dot]yangon[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in  



the particulars of its organisation, functions, and duties;

Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador assisted by Deputy Chief of Mission and has following Wings:

1. Administration Wing

2. Commercial Wing

3. Consular Wing

4. Cultural Wing

5. Defence Wing

6. Development Cooperation Wing

7. HRD Wing

8. Liaison Office (Nay Pyi Taw)

9. Political Wing

The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, development cooperation, and human resource development.

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 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 Embassy function under the guidance and supervision of 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/files including joint statements, declarations, agreements and MoUs.

Passport 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.

Embassy interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, 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 Annexure-Ipdf icon


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-IIpdf icon


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-III. pdf icon


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

Embassy of India does not have any subsidy programme.


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

No concessions/permits are granted by Embassy of India.


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

Embassy’s website has the required information. Embassy also makes available to interested individual’s various CD’s and DVD’s 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;

Details may be seen at following link:



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.