About Us Right to Information

Contact details of Officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005:

Public Information Officer
Shri Rajender Singh, Attache 
Assistant High Commission of India, 
Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Tel: +880247 – 861213
Fax: +880721 - 760511
Email : hoc.rajshahi@mea.gov.in

Appellate authority
Shri Sanjeev Kumar Bhati, Assistant High Commissioner
Assistant High Commission of India, 
Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Tel: +880247 – 861213
Fax: +880721 – 760511
Email : ahc.rajshahi@mea.gov.in

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Information under Section 4 (1) (b)

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent to the Public Information Officer (PIO) along with the prescribed fee of Tk 15 favouring the Assistant High Commission of India, Rajshahi. Fees can be paid by local cheque or cash.

It may be noted that 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 Website of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and rti.gov.in.

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 Public Information Officer of the “concerned public authority”. Applicants are, therefore, advised to send their requests under the RTI Act to PIO in the Assistant High Commission only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the Assistant High Commission. It is expected that most information of interest would be available in Post’s website, MEA website and the website of High Commission of India, Dhaka.

Information about the Assistant High Commission, Required Under Section 4(1) (b)

(i)

the particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Assistant High Commission of India, Rajshahi is headed by Assistant High Commissioner and has the following Wing for its usual functions: Administration & Visa Wing. Its geographical jurisdiction is restricted to all 08 districts of Rajshahi Division (Chapainawabganj, Pabna, Sirajganj, Joypurhat, Bogura, Naogaon, Natore, Rajshahi) and 08 districts of Rangpur Divisions (Dinajpur, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Thakurgaon, Rangpur, Gaibandha, Panchagarh) and 03 districts of Khulna (Kushtia, Ghuadanga, Meherpur) of Bangladesh.

Assistant High Commission functions under general supervision of High Commission of India, Dhaka. As representative office of Government of India, the Post is to fulfill any task assigned by the higher authorities.

(ii)

the powers and duties of its officers and employees;

Financial powers of the Officers of the Assistant High Commission of India 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 and other rules and regulations as may be relevant in a situation. 

The Officers of the Assistant High Commission function under the guidance and supervision of the Assistant High Commissioner.

(iii)

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

Decisions are taken under the instructions and supervision of the Assistant High Commissioner.

(iv)

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

Norms are set under the instructions and supervision of the Assistant High Commissioner. Quick and efficient discharge of Visa services is our focus.

(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 annexure; Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India's Representatives abroad Rules; Passport Act; Manuals on Office Procedures; Visa manual; 


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;

Visa 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;

Assistant High Commission of India functions within the scope of policies and decisions by the Ministry of External Affairs and under the supervision of High Commission of India, Dhaka. 


Assistant High Commission 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;

None

(ix)

A directory of its officers and employees:

Shri Sanjeev Kumar Bhati

Shri Brijadeo Prasad

Shri Vikas Gupta

Shri Rajender Singh

(x)

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

As on 12.09.2021

Sl.

No

Designation

Officer/s

in Position

Pay Matrix Level

1.

Assistant High Commissioner

01

Level-12

2.

Second Secretary

01

Level-11

3.

Attaches

02

Level-10

5.

ASOs

04

Level-07/08

6.

APWO

01

Level-06

7.

JSAs

02

Level-02/03

8.

IBSAs

08

Level-02/03/04


(xi)

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

Approved BE 2021-22

Sl.No.

Head of Accounts

Approved
BE 2021-22 (In Rs.)

1

Salaries

49,680,000

2

Wages

1,488,000

3

Overtime Allowance

160,000

4

Medical treatment

320,000

5

TE(Local Tour)

1,224,000

6

Foreign TE.,

866,000

7

OE

3,696,000

8

R.R.T

4,600,000

9

Adv &Pub,

500,000

10

Minor Works

300,000

11

IT Exp

520,000

12

Other Charges

0


Total

6,33,54,000


(xii)

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

Assistant 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 Assistant High Commission of India.

(xiv)

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

Websites of High Commission of India, Dhaka and Assistant High Commission of India, Rajshahi have the required information. 

(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;

Website: https://www.ahcirajshahi.gov.in

 Email queries: hoc.rajshahi@mea.gov.in

 Telephone: + 880247-861213

(xvi)

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

Public Information Officer

Shri Rajender Singh, Attache 

Assistant High Commission of India, 

Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Tel: +880247 – 861213
Fax: +880721 - 760511
Email : hoc.rajshahi@mea.gov.in


Appellate authority
Shri Sanjeev Kumar Bhati, Assistant High Commissioner

Assistant High Commission of India, 

Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Tel: +880247 – 861213
Fax: +880721 – 760511

Email : ahc.rajshahi@mea.gov.in

(xvii)

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

Websites of Assistant High Commission and the High Commission in Dhaka have information which is updated on a regular basis.