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INFORMATION ABOUT THE HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA, ABUJA, NIGERIA, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005
(i) the particulars of its organization, functions and duties; High Commission of India is headed by High Commissioner and has following Wings: (i) Political & Information Wing (ii) Economic & Commercial Wing (iii) Administration/Accounts Wing (iv) Consular Wing
and (v) Defence Wing. Each Wing is headed by an officer of Counsellor or First Secretary rank.

The functions of the High Commission inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, providing consular services. High Commission functions as part of Ministry of External Affairs(MEA), New Delhi and contributes in discharge of functions allocated to MEA 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; The officers and employees of the High Commission function under relevant rules and regulations of GOI. General Administrative powers of the Officer are derived from IFS (PLCA) Rules, as amended from time to time, while Financial power is exercised as per Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India's Representatives Abroad. In consular matters, Officers derive power from Passport Act of India/Visa Manual. Overall, the officers of the High Commission function under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner.
(iii) 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. Decision/Instruction is also sought from the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi where required.
(iv) the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the High Commissioner.
(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

Visa Manual

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; Documents/files relating to India's external relations including joint statements, declarations, MOUs/agreements, Political and Commercial Reports. Passport and consular services application forms.
(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; High Commission 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. .

(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;
(ix) a directory of its officers and employees; A directory is given at Annex-I
(x) the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations; 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 2017-18 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; High Commission of India does not have any subsidy programme.
(xiii) particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it; No concessions/permits are granted by the High Commission of India.
(xiv) details in respect of the 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 publicity material containing information on India, its people and culture.
(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; Mission does maintain library cum reading room for public use. Books/CDs etc are issued to the public when requested.

(xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers; Central Public Information officer:- Shri Kaisar Alam Deputy High Commissioner Email: cons.abuja@mea.gov.in Phone:234-7080622800



(xvii) 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