Commercial Representative of the Mission The Right To Information ACT, 2005

Full text of RTI Act 2005

Queries received and Mission's response in compliance with  RTI Act, 2005: Click here 

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

Public Information Officer
Shri Birendra Kumar
Second Secretary
Embassy of India,
JL HR Rasuna Said, Kav S-1
Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan, 12950, Indonesia
Tel: (+62 21) 5213775
Fax: (+62-21) 5204160, 5265622, 5264932, 5226833 

First Appellate Authority

Mr. Basir Ahmed, DCM
Tel: (+62 21) 5255335

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Rupiah , equivalent to Indian Rupees Ten (10) in cheque or demand draft favoring Embassy of India, Jakarta or by depositing the amount at the Consular wing of the Embassy against receipt.The RTI fee can also be paid using e-ipo service of Department of Posts details of which is given in para 2 below.

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:/ ) of the Department of Posts. The detailed instructions for using the e-IPO service for payment of RTI fee on-line are contained in DOPT’s OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. (Please click here  to get the details. 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 here  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 here  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.

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 . The concerned officer and mailing address is Mr. Madan K. Ghildiyal, First Secretary (Press, Political, Projects), Embassy of India,JL HR Rasuna Said, Kav S-1, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan, 12950, Indonesia.

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.


Information about the Embassy of India in Jakarta, as required under section 4(1)(b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005


The particulars of the Embassy of India, Jakarta, its organization, functions and duties;

The Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador and has following Wings: (i) Administration Wing (ii) Consular Wing (iii) Defence Wing (iv) Commerce & Economic Wing (v) Political Wing (vi) Press & Information Wing and (vii) Education & Projects Wing. The Jawaharlal Nehru Indian Cultural Centre, Jakarta and Indian Cultural Centre, Bali also function under the supervision of Ambassador. The functions of the Embassy inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison in bilateral and multilateral contexts.

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 Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules and IFS (PLCA) Rules, as amended from time to time.
Financial powers of the Officers of the Embassy ofIndia 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 the 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;

Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules and IFS (PLCA) Rules and annexures 

Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad, General Financial Rules
and the Passport Act 

Manual on Office Procedure 

Other relevant 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 
Service documents of officials


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;

The Embassy of India functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. The policy is implemented by the Embassy under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador.


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;

Embassy interacts regularly with Indonesian Government leaders and officials, opinion-makers, representatives of think tanks, academic community, media and persons of Indian origin in Indonesia


A directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is available on website. 
List of officers


The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;

As per Orders issued by the Government of India from time to time.
Salary details


The budget allocated to each of its agencies, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;

As per allocations made by the Government of India from time to time. For more details, click here.


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

Embassy does not have any subsidy program.


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

No concessions/permits are granted by the Embassy.


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

The Embassy’s website has the required information.


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;

The Embassy makes available to interested individuals various books, brochures, CDs and DVDs containing information on India, its people and culture. The Library is open to public at Jawaharlal Nehru Indian Cultural Centre, Jakarta and Indian Cultural Centre, Bali during working hours. The working hours of the Embassy and the Cultural Centres are given in the website of the Embassy


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

First Appellate Authority : 
Mr. Basir Ahmed, (DCM)
Tel: (+62 21) 5255335

Public Information Officer: 
Shri Birendra Kumar, HoC 
Tel: (+62 21) 5213775 


Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter updated every year;

The Embassy's website has information which is updated on a regular basis.