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RTI Act and Guidelines on RTI by Public Authority

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

First Appellate Authority
Dr. Vinod Gaikwad First Secretary  Email: hoc.kuwait@mea.gov.in Email: hoc[dot]kuwait[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

Central Public Information Officer 
Shri Anantha S.R. Iyer Second Secretary  Email: cw[dot]kuwait[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in Fax : +965-22546958

E-payment of Fees by RTI Applicants

1. Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Kuwait Dinar, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- in cheque or demand draft favoring Embassy of India, Kuwait. The RTI fee can also be paid using e-ipo service of Department of Posts details of which is given in para 2 below.

2. Payment of RTI fee online – Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)
The scheme of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) has been launched by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in association with Department of Personnel Training (DoPT). This would enable the Indian citizens abroad to pay the RTI fee online.
An Indian Postal Order can be purchased electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal   or through India Post website.
The web-links for payment are: www.indiapost.gov.in/ www.epostoffice.gov.in/ The Credit Card or Debit Card of any bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose.

3. It may be noted that information provided under the Act is available to citizens of India only. OCI/PIO Card holders are foreign nationals, holding foreign passports and are, therefore, not eligible to seek information under the RTI Act 2005. 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 Dr. Vinod Gaikwad, First Secretary (Head of Chancery), Embassy of India, Diplomatic Enclave, Arabian Gulf Street, P.O. Box No. 1450, Safat 13015, Kuwait, Tel :  +965 22527002 Email : hoc[dot]kuwait[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in.

4. 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 Embassy only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the Embassy. 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.
As on 12 December, 2022