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INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSULATE, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005

 

(i)

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Consulate General of India, Houston is headed by Consul General. 

The 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.

(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 General of India, Houston 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 guidance and supervision of Consul General.

(iii)

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.

(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;

IFS PLCA rules and annexure Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad Rules Passport Act Manuals of Office Procedures 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;

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

(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, Houston functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs and being implemented in USA under the overall guidelines of Embassy of India, Washington. Policy is implemented by the Consulate under the guidance and supervision of the Consul General.

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;

None

(ix)

A directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given at Annexure-I

(x)

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

(xi)

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

 

(xii)

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

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

(xiii)

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

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

(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. Consulate also makes available to interested individuals various CD’s and DVD’s containing information on India, its people and culture.

(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;

Public Information officer:
Vice Consul (Admn)
Tel: 713 6262956
Fax; 713 6272034
e-mail – cgi-hou@swbell.net

 

(xvi)

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

(xvii)

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