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

Public Information Officer

Mr. Ramesh C Khulbey
Attaché (Administration & Press & Info),
Email: admn[dot]guatemala[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in
Telephone No.: +502 2508-8891
Fax No.: +502 2219-6466-8891
Fax No.: +502 2219-6466

Central Public Information Officer

Mr. Tarlok Badhan,
Second Secretary (Cons, ITEC & Com),
Email: hoc[dot]guatemala[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in
Telephone No.: +502 2508-8856 / 2508-8891
Fax No.: +502 2219-6466


First Appellate Authority 

Dr. Manoj Kumar Mohapatra,
 Email: amb[dot]guatemala[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in
Telephone No.: + 502 2508-8270
Fax No.: +502 2219-6466
1. 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 City. The official Rupee-Dollar conversion Rate of Exchange for the month of January is US $1= 76.65. The RTI fee can also be paid using e-IPO service of Department of Posts details of which is given in para 2 below.

2. 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) 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™s OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. (Please click herebullet) to see the OM). 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 (Please click herebullet) to see the OM).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 (Please click herebullet)to see the OM). 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.

3. It may be noted that information provided under the Act is available to citizens of India only. OCI/PIO Card holders are foreign nationals, holding foreign passports and are, therefore, not eligible to seek information under the RTI Act 2005. 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. The mailing address is Mr. Suraj Ananta Jadhav, Second Secretary and Head of Chancery, Embassy of India, 8A Avenida 15-07, Cdad. de Guatemala 01010.

4. 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. 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.