Section 4 (1) (b)

Consulate General of India

Toronto

 

 

I

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

The functions of the Consulate inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, consular, passport and visa services, press and media liaison. 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. For
Consular,  Community Welfare and Visa follows the instructions of the Ministry. The Officers of the Consulate function under the guidance and supervision of the Consul General.

iii

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

The first points of contact are the Sections/Wings of the Consulate for disposal of routine cases.  The decision making process involves submission of FRs  wherever needed to the Consul concerned for disposal and if it is beyond his/her delegated powers to the Consul General for final disposal.   

iv

The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Consul General.

v

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

For administrative and Establishment: The Consulates follows the instructions contained in Indian Foreign Service  (Pay Leave and Compensatory Allowances) Rules and annexure,
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.

For Consular, Passport and Visa: Follows the instructions and procedure laid down in the Passport Act and instructions of the Ministry regarding visa, Consular and Community Welfare issues.

vi

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

Classified/Unclassified documents/files including joint statements, declarations, agreements and MoUs. Passport/Visa  and Consular services related information

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 General of India, Toronto functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Consulate interacts regularly  with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others

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;

N/A

ix

A directory of its officers and employees

Annexure ‘A’

x

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

 

Annexure  ‘B’

xi

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

Annexure  ‘C’

xii

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

The Consulate does not have any subsidy programme

xiii

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

N/A

xiv

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

The Consulate website has the required information.  The Consulate also makes available to interested individuals various CD’s and DVD’s containing  information on India.

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;

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xvi

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

Ajay Kumar Sharma

VC(CV)

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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