RTI Act

The Government of India has passed the Right to Information Act 2005 (RTI Act) setting out a practical regime of right to information for citizens of India to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, subject to some exceptions/exemptions. Full text of the RTI Act and related information can be seen at the Website http://righttoinformation.gov.in

Following officers in the Embassy of India,Bogotá (Colombia) will provide required information under the provisions of the RTI Act to citizens of India in Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica:

1. Shri  Ravinder Nath First Secretary and Public Information  Officer

Embassy of India, Bogota

Tel: (57 1) 637 3482 (57) 312 431 4185

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Appellate Authority  is:

Mr.  Riewad V. Warjri- Ambassador of India to Colombia, Costa Rica and Ecuador

(Resident in Bogota)

All requests for information should be accompanied by a request fee of   Colombian Pesos 620/-.  Additional fee towards cost of information provided will be charged depending on the type and volume of information.  The mode of payment of fees for this purpose would be through bank deposit to Embassy Account in Bogotá as per details below:

Account No. 007396807

Helm Bank,

Carrera 7, No.27-18,

 

Bogota, Colombia

 
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 of pages of passport). More information, including the full text of the Act, is available at http://rti.gov.in
 
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 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. While Section 6(3) of the RTI Act, 2005 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 correct PIO, in the first instance.
 
 

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