Implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005

What is "Information"?

Under the Right to Information Act, 2005External website that opens in a new window., the term "information" is defined to meanall documents and records held in the custody of a Public Authority in any form (electronic or physical). All such "information" can be provided to the applicants, subject to the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005. However, please note that the RTI Act , 2005 isonly meant to obtain "information" that already exists with the Public Authority andcannot be used for seeking advice/opinion on an issue.

Eligibility of Applicants

Please note that the information under RTI Act can be sought only by Indian Citizens. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are not covered by this Act. Consequently, applicants are advised to submit proof of Indian citizenship along with their application to the Consulate General of India in Perth.

Fee for Seeking Information

Applicants who are Indian Citizens based in Australia: A person who desires to seek information under the RTI Act from the Central Public Information Officer of the Consulate General of India is required by law to pay, along with the application, A$0.25 [25 Australian Cents, approximately equal to Rs. 10/- (Rupees ten)], asfee prescribed under the RTI Act. The payment of fee shall be made by way ofcash only at the Consulate General of India in Perth between 9.30 AM and 12.30 PM on any working day. Depending on the nature and quantity of the documents sought, other charges may be applicable as per the RTI Act.

Applicants who are Indian Citizens based in India: The fee of Rs.10/- (Rupees Ten only) in respect of such application is to be made by way of Indian Postal Order/Bank Draft/Banker's Cheque payable to "PAO, MEA, New Delhi". Please send the same along with your application by Post.

Central Public Information Officer

Application for seeking information relevant to Consulate General of India in Perth may be addressed to the Central Public Information Officerin writing only through a letter, fax or E-Mail. Particulars of the Public Information Officer are as follows:

Mr. Sudhansu Kumar Ray,
Consul (Head of Chancery, Commercial)
Consulate General of India, Perth
Level 6, 12 St. Georges Terrace
Perth W.A 6000
Tel: +61 8 93257442
Fax: +61 8 9221 7039
E-Mail: hoc.perth@mea.gov.in

First Appellate Authority

If the applicant is not satisfied with the response of the Central Public Information Officer, he/she may approach the First Appellate Authorityin writing only at the details given below:

Mr. Amit Kumar Mishra
Consul General
Consulate General of India
Level 6, 12 St. George Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Tel: +61-8-9221-4205
Fax: +61-2-9221-7039
E-Mail: cg.perth@mea.gov.in

You can also download the Right to Information ManualsPDF(467 KB) for Consulate General of India in Perth.

  • http://india.gov.in, The National Portal of India : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://www.mea.gov.in, Ministry of External Affairs : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://india.gov.in/india-glance, India At a Glance : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://www.incredibleindia.org, Incredible India : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://idfoi.nic.in/ : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://iccr.gov.in/, Indian Council for Cultural Relations : External website that opens in a new window

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