High Commission of India, Georgetown, Guyana
Right to Information Right to Information

Right to Information


The Right to Information under the provisions of the RTI Act is available to the citizens of India only. RTI Act is an important legislation designed to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities. 

The full text of the RTI Act is available on the website: https://rti.gov.in/RTI%20Act,%202005%20(Amended)-English%20Version.pdf External icon (https://rti.gov.inExternal icon

The RTI Act also provides for appeals by aggrieved persons to the Central Information Commission of the Government of India.

Indian citizens resident in Guyana, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis and Anguilla may seek information in writing on payment of requisite fee during office hours on working days as per procedure laid down in the RTI Act, 2005.

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

Public Information Officer

Ms. Anita Nagpal


Email: info[dot]georgetown[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

Appellate Authority 

Mr. Manoj Kumar

First Secretary

Email: hoc[dot]georgetown[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with a fee in Guyanese Dollars or US Dollars equivalent to INR 10/- (Indian Rupee ten only) in cheque or demand draft favoring High Commission  of India, Georgetown.

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 External icon. The mailing address is High Commission of India, 307 Chruch & Peter Rose Streets, Queenstown, Georgetown, Guyana.

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 High Commission only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the High Commission. 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 High Commission the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

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

The scheme of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) has been launched by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in association with Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). This would enable the Indian citizens abroad to pay the RTI fee online.

An Indian Postal Order can be purchased electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal or through India Post website. The web-links for payment are:

www.indiapost.gov.in External icon

www.epostoffice.gov.in External icon

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


The RTI applicant is required to register on the website to create his/ her profile. Then he has to select the Ministry/ Department from whom he desires to seek information under the RTI Act. 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 during the first time only.

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.

Extension of IPO Facility to Indians citizens residing in India 

The Department of Posts has extended the “eIPO” (electronic Indian Postal Order) service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. 13.02.2014, for purchasing Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal i.e www.epostoffice.gov.in External icon. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in External icon

This facility has been provided for Indian citizens to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit or Credit Cards of any Bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used to purchase e-IPO.

The user needs to get registered at the website. He has to select the Ministry/ Department from whom he desires to seek the information under the RTI Act and the eIPO so generated can be used to seek the information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, eIPO is required to be attached as an attachment.

This facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filling an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc. will continue to apply.

An eIPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.

RTI Act, 2005




The particulars of its organization, functions and duties

High Commission of India, Georgetown, Guyana is headed by High Commissioner and has following Wings: (i)  Administrative Wing (ii) Consular Wing (iii) Political Wing (iv) Information Wing (v) Culture Wing (vi) Commerce Wing (vii) Education Wing (viii) Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre

The Wings are headed by First Secretary/Second Secretary rank officers.

The function of the High Commission inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press releases and bilateral and multilateral affairs.  High Commission 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 High Commission 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 High Commission function under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner.


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

Decisions are taken under the instruction and supervision of the High Commissioner


The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the High Commissioner


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

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 service application forms.


The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in declaration to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

High Commission of India functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs.  Policy is implemented by the High Commission under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner.


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.

High Commission interacts with representatives of civil societies, academic community and others.


A directory of its officers and employees

1. Dr. Amit Telang – High Commissioner

2. Shri Mukesh Kaushik – SPPS/First Secretary

3. Shri Manoranjan Kumar Singh– Attache

4. Ms. Anita Nagpal - PS/Attache

5. Shri Amit Singh – Attache

6. Shri Manjeet – SSA

7. Shri Sang Singh - IBSA


The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees,u/s 4(1)(b)(x) or RTI Act

A statement of monthly remuneration is at Annexure-I


Budget utilization during Financial Year 2021-22

The Budget figures for the Current Financial Year are given in the statement at Annexure-II


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

High Commission of India does not have any subsidy programme.


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

No concession/permits are granted by the High Commission of India.


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

The High Commission’s website has the required information.  The High Commission also makes available to interested individuals various CDs and DVDs 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

Citizens can approach High Commission of India Reception during working hours.


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

Central Public Information Officer:-

Mr Amit Singh, Attache & CPIO,

Tel: +592-2263996 Fax: +592-2257012

e-Mail: pol[dot]georgetown[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in


Appellate Authority

Sh. Mukesh Kaushik, First Secretary & Appellate Authority,

Tel: +592-2263996 Fax: +592-2257012

e-Mail: hc[dot]georgetown[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in


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

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

Annexure I

Monthly remuneration  received by each officer and employee u/s 4(1)/(b)(x) of RTI Act




No. of Posts

Level of pay in Pay Matrix

(7th CPC)

 Pay Scale


Grade III of IFS / High Commissioner


Pay level 14



Senior Principal Private Secretary  / First Secretary


Pay level 11





Pay level 10





Pay level 4





Pay level 5



Note: Apart from basic pay, India-based officers/staff are paid Foreign Allowance which is fixed by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, from time to time.

Annexure II

Budget utilization during Financial Year 2022-23


Budget allocation during FY-2022-23

(Rs. in thousands)


Expenditure during FY 2022-23

(Rs. in thousands)