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Right to Information

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

Central Public Information Officer
Mr. Ram Chander
Second Secretary
Tel +46 76 68432100

Appellate Authority 
Mr. Rakesh Kumar Tiwari
First Secretary
Tel +46 76 68432100
Email: counsellor.stockholm@mea.gov.in

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Swedish Kroner, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- to be deposited into Embassy’s account. Details are as follows:

Bank details for Latvian residents:                              

Bank details for Swedish residents:

SEK Account: 5277 1103 311
IBAN No: SE10 5000 0000 0527 7110 3311

Bank Giro No. 5816-4930  

Information on e-IPO

The Government of India (Department of Post) has launched the e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) service to facilitate purchase of Indian Postal order electronically for paying RTI fee/cost of information on-line through e-Post Office Portal (https:/www.epostoffice.gov.in) of the Department of Posts. The detailed instructions for using the e-IPO service for payment of RTI fee on-line are contained in DOP & T™s OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. (Please click here to get the details. The facility of e-IPO has been extended to 176 Indian Missions/Posts abroad also vide Department of Personnel & Training OM NO 1/44/2009-IR dated October 7, 2013 (please click here to see the OM). Department of Posts has extended the e-IPO service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. February 13, 2014 vide OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated 13th February 2014 (Please click here to see the OM). The RTI applicants may, therefore, pay the RTI fee/cost of information, also on-line using the said e-IPO service, for seeking information from Ministries/Departments in India as well as from Indian Missions abroad.

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 Mr. Ram Chander, Second Secretary, Embassy of India, Kornhamnstorg 4, Box 2131, 103 14 Stockholm.

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 CPIO to another [concerned] CPIO, this is clearly meant to cover situations where the application is addressed to a CPIO on the assumption that it has been directed to the concerned CPIO. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned CPIO directly.