Right to Information

1.                  Public Information Officer (PIO)

Mr. Manoj Kumar

Consul & Head of Chancery

Tel: 00 84 8 38237072 / 38237050

Fax: 00 84 8 38237047

Email: hoc.hcm@mea.gov.in

2.                  Appellate Authority (RTI)

Ms Smita Pant

Consul General

Consulate General of India

55 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street,

District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: 00 84 8 38251887 / 38237050

Fax: 00 84 8 38237047

Email: cg.hcm@mea.gov.in


      1. 3.                  Launch of Electronic Indian Postal Order- eIPO
      • On the initiative of Department of Personnel and Training, Department of Posts has launched a service called “elPO” (Electronic Indian Postal Order) w.e.f 22.03.2013. This is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee on line through e-Post Office Portal ie, http://www.epostoffice.gov.in.  It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in.  As per RTI Rules, 2012, fees may be paid by electronic means, if facility for receiving fees through electronic means is available with the public authority.
      • At present, this facility is provided only for Indian Citizens abroad across the globe to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit and Credit cards can be used to purchase elPO.
      • 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 elPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department only.  A printout of the elPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, elPO is required to be attached as an attachment.
      • It may be noted that this facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filing an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc., as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 will continue to apply.

An elPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.

Please see the website http://www.epostoffice.gov.in for more information.





(i) The particulars of its organization, functions and duties; Consulate General of India is headed by Consul General.

The functions of the Consulate, inter alia, include bilateral, political and economic cooperation activities, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, media liaison, and educational-scientific cooperation.

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.

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 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. The Consul & HOC exercises the powers of Head of Chancery.


(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 annexures

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.


(vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control; Classified and unclassified documents/files relating to India’s external relations, bilateral relations with Vietnam, in particular.

Passport and consular services records

Accounting records


(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 functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. 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, Indian businesses and visa/consular service applicants, and is open to their suggestions.

(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; Nil
(ix) A directory of its officers and employees;

Address : Consulate General of India, 55, Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, District 3, HCMC

Website : india-consulate.org.vn

E-mail : cons.hcm@mea.gov.in, cgihcmc@hcm.vnn.vn

1 Consul General : Tel : +84-8-3823 7050 ext 11
2 Consul & HOC : Tel : +84-8-3823 7050 ext 13
3 Vice Consul & PS  to  CG : Tel  : +84-8-3823 7050 ext 15
4 Consular Official : Tel  : +84-8-3823 7050 ext 14
5 Administrative & Accounts Official : Tel  : +84-8-3823 7050 ext 16
(x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;

Monthly remuneration of employees is as

per entitlement in the following pay scales

S.No. Sanctioned Post No. of Post Pay Scale
1 Consul General


Rs. 37,400/- to 67,000/-

Pay Band IV

2 Consul & HOC


Rs. 15,600/- to 39,100/-

Pay Band III

3 Vice Consul and PS  to Consul General


Rs. 15,600-39,100/-

Pay Band III

4 Consular Official


Rs. 9,800-34,800/-

Pay Band II

5 Administrative & Accounts Official


  1. 5,200/- 20,200/-

Pay Band I

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


Approved Budget Estimates 2010-11

S.No. Expenditure Head

Amount (In Rupees)

1 Salaries, wages, medical  and travel


2 Rent, office expenses, publicity and maintenance




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


Consulate 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


(xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form; The Consulate’s website has the required information. A significant portion of the Consulate’s correspondence is over e-mail


(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; A waiting room is available for all consular/visa applicants
(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers Public Information Officer :-

Mr. Manoj Kumar

Consul & HOC

Tel : 3823 7050

Fax: 3823 7047

(xvii) such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year; Consulate’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis