APPLICATIONS UNDER THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005
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. The mailing address is : Embassy of India, B.P. 201, Rue Ambassades 14, Kouara Kano, Niamey-CN1 (NIGER).
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 this Embassy only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to it. 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 this Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.
Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in FCFA (local currency), equivalent to Indian Rupees Ten (10) in cheque or demand draft favouring Embassy of India, Niamey. The official Rupee-FCFA conversion rate applicable at the time of submitting the application may be obtained from this Embassy over phone No. 20370029/30 or through email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
"eIPO" (Electronic Indian Postal Order)
1. On the initiative of Department of Personnel and Training,Department of Posts has launched a service called "eIPO" (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 i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in . It can also be accessed through India Post websitewww.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.
2. 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 eIPO.
3. 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 eIPO so generated 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. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, elP0 is required to be attached as an attachment.
4. 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.
Applications seeking Information from Embassy of India, Niamey (Niger) may be addressed to :
Public Information Officer
Mr. Satish G. Sakleshpur
Ist Appellate Authority