About Us Right to Information

1.   Public Information Officer (PIO)

Mr. R.O. Sunil Babu,
Consul & Head of Chancery,
Consulate General of India,
Villa Orchid No. 14, An Phu Superior Villa Compound,
36 Thao Dien, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, HCM City
Email: hoc.hcm@mea.gov.in
Tel: 0084-28-3744  2400
Fax: 0084-28-3744 2405

 

2.   Appellate Authority (RTI)

Dr. Madan Mohan Sethi
Consul General,
Consulate General of India,
Villa Orchid No. 14, An Phu Superior Villa Compound,
36 Thao Dien, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, HCM City
Email: cg.hcm@mea.gov.in
Tel: 0084-28-3744  2400
Fax: 0084-28-3744 2405

3. Payment of RTI fee online – Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)

On the initiative of Department of Personnel and Training, Department of Posts has launched a service called “elPO” (Electronic Indian Postal Order) w.e.f 22.03.2013. This is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee on line through e-Post Office Portal ie, http://www.epostoffice.gov.in. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in. As per RTI Rules, 2012, fees may be paid by electronic means, if facility for receiving fees through electronic means is available with the public authority.  At present, this facility is provided only for Indian Citizens abroad across the globe to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit and Credit cards can be used to purchase elPO. The user needs to get himself 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 elPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the elPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, elPO is required to be attached as an attachment. It may be noted that this facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filing an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc., as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 will continue to apply. An elPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application. Please see the website http://www.epostoffice.gov.infor more information.

4. INFORMATION ABOUT CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, HO CHI MINH CITY, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005

i.

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City is headed by Consul General. The functions of the Consulate, inter alia, include bilateral and economic cooperation activities, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, educational-scientific cooperation and rendering Consular services including Passport, Visa, PIO and CPIO cards. The Consulate 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.

ii.

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 Consulate 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 Consulate function under the guidance and supervision of Consul General.

iii.

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

Decisions are taken under the instruction and supervision of Consul General.

iv.

The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

Norms are set under the instructions and supervision of the Consul General.  The Consul & HOC exercises the powers of Head of Chancery.

v.

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 Rules; Passport Act, Manuals on Office Procedures, Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.

vi.

A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control;

Classified and unclassified documents/files relating to India’s external relations, bilateral relations with Vietnam, in particular.  Passport and other consular services records. Accounting Records

vii.

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;

Consulate functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of Exernal Affairs.  Policy is implemented by the Consulate under the guidance and supervision of the Consul General.  Consulate interacts regularly with the representatives of think tanks, academic community, Indian businesses and visa/consular service applicants, and is open to their suggestions

viii.

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;

The Consulate does not have any boards, councils or committees

ix.

A directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given at Annex-1.

x.

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

A statement of monthly remuneration is at Annex-II.

xi.

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

The Budget figures for the financial year are given in the statement at Annex-III.

xii.

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

Consulate does not have any subsidy programme.

xiii.

Paraticulars of recipients of concessions, perits or authorizations granted by it;

No concessions/permit are granted by the Consulate.

xiv.

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

The Consulate’s website has the required information. A significant portion the Consulate’s correspondence is over e-mail. 

xv.

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;

A waiting room is available for all consular/visa applicants

xvi.

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

Public Information Officer (PIO)

Mr. R.O. Sunil Babu,
Consul & Head of Chancery,
Email: hoc.hcm@mea.gov.in
Tel: 0084-28-3744  2400
Fax: 0084-28-3744 2405

xvii.

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

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

ANNEXURE I
Directory of officers and employees:
Address:Consulate General of India, Villa Orchid No. 14, An Phu Superior Villa Compound, 36 Thao Dien, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, HCM City
Website: www.cgihcmc.gov.in


Sl. No.

Designation

Name

E-mail ID

Tel. No.

1.

Consul General

Dr. Madan Mohan Sethi

cg.hcm@mea.gov.in

0084-28-37442400
Ext: 12

2.

Consul & HOC

Mr. R.O. Sunil Babu

hoc.hcm@mea.gov.in

0084-28-37442400
Ext: 13

3.

PA to CG

Ms. Sandhya Nair

cgoff.hcm@mea.gov.in

0084-28-37442400
Ext: 15

4.

Administrative & Accounts Officer (ASO)

Mr. Amit Verma

admn.hcm@mea.gov.in

0084-28-37442400
Ext: 16

5.

Assistant Consular Officer

Mr. Sumit Verma

cons.hcm@mea.gov.in

0084-28-37442400
Ext: 20

6.

Teacher of Indian Culture

Dr. Namrata Raj

drnamrataraj16@yahoo.com

0084-28-37442400
Ext: 24

ANNEXURE II
Monthly remuneration of Officers and Staff (India-based) of Consulate General of India, Ho Chi Minh City

Sl. No.

Sanctioned Posts

No. of Posts

Pay Scale

1.

Consul General

01

Level 14

2.

Consul & HOC

01

Level 13

3.

PA to CG

01

Level 7

4.

Administrative & Accounts Officer (ASO)

01

Level 7

5.

Teacher of Indian Culture

01

Level 6

6.

Assistant Consular Officer

01

Level 5

ANNEXURE III
Approved Budget Estimates 2019-20

Sr. No.

Head of Accounts

(Amount in Thousands only)

i.

Salaries

35,030

ii.

Wages

228

iii.

Overtime Allowance

350

iv.

Medical Expenses

500

v.

Travel Expenses (local)

1200

vi.

Travel Expenses (others)

3000

vii.

Office Expenses

2700

viii.

Rent, Rates & Taxes

17,500

ix.

Advertisement & Publicity

650

x.

Minor Works

120

xi.

Swachhta Action Plan

56

xii.

IT Expenses

450

 

Grand Total

61,784