Facility of Electronic Indian Postal Order (e-IPO) for payment of fee under the RTI Act, 2005


              The Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts have launched a service called Electronic Indian Postal Order(e-IPO) to enable Indian Citizens abroad to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in . This facility has been provided for Indian Citizens abroad to enable them to purchase a Postal Order electronically to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005.

 2.           The Department of Personnel and Training has intimated that the facility of Electronic Indian Postal Order (e-IPO) services has further been extended to Indian citizens residing in India for purchasing Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in. which can be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in.

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 e-IPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the e-IPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, e-IPO is required to be attached as an attachment.

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             Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Rubles, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cashier cheque or money order or postal order favoring “Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg”. [The official Rupee-Ruble conversion rate may be first checked with the Consulate]. 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 http://rti.gov.in

             It may also be pointed out that 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 the Consulate only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the Consulate. 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 the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly. The application should be supported by the proof of Indian citizenship.





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

Central Public Information Officer

Mr. Naresh Kumar

Ph: 812-640-7222


Appellate Authority
Mr. Deepak Miglani
Consul General

Ph: 812-640-7222
Fax: 812-640-7221






The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg.
Functions of the Consulate inter alia, include consular work, economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison.
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.


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 General of India, St. Petersburg 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 instructions of Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi


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

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


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

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


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
Manual of Office Procedure
Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.


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

Classified documents/files relating to India’s trade/economic relations in the Consulate’s area of jurisdiction
Unclassified documents/files including various correspondences with various ministries/agencies in India.
Passport and consular services application forms+ classified/secret information relating thereto


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, St. Petersburg functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Theses policies are being implemented by the Consulate under the guidance of Embassy of India through various “outreach programs” for economic, cultural activities as well as consular services. The Consulate arranges various business meetings, exhibitions, cultural programs, tourism promotion events as well as regular interaction programs for consular services in which members of the public are involved.


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;



A directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given at Annexure-I


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 Annexure-II


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 current financial year are given in the statement at Annexure-III


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

Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg does not have any subsidy programme.


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

No concessions/permits are granted by Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg.


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

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


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;

contact officer: Receptionist, Ph: 812-640-7222; inf[dot]spburg[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in



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

Consul & HOC, Ph: 812-6407215; 



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

The Consulate’s website has information which is updated regularly.


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Mr. Deepak Miglani

Consul General


Mr. Naresh Kumar

Consul & HOC


Mr. Rajeev Ranjan

Vice Consul (Admn.& Accts.)


Mr. A. K.  Verma

Vice Consul (Cons)


Mr. Rahul Bariyar

Assistant Section Officer(Accts.)


Mr. Manish Kumar

Assistant Section Officer (GA)


Mr. Raj Kumar

PA to Consul General


Mr. A. K. Pandey

Security Assistant


Mr. Shailendra Kishore

Security Assistant


Emergency Phone Number 
(For Indian Nationals Only)
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Last updated on 24.04.2018

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