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Any citizen of India has the right to seek information from public authorities as per the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act). The RTI Act is an important legislation to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities of India. The full text of the RTI Act, 2005 may be accessed at the link : RTI-Act.pdf

Suo-Moto declaration of public information as mandated under section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act in respect of the Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg is available at the link: Public Information under Section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act, 2005

The contact details of the designated Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) and the First Appellate Authority (FAA) for the Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg are as below:

Central Public Information Officer
Mr. Nirmesh Kumar
Second Secretary (HOC)
Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg
Email: hoc[dot]spburg[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

First Appellate Authority
Mr. Kumar Gaurav
Consul General
Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg
Email: cg[dot]spburg[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

An Indian citizen wishing to seek information under the RTI Act may submit application as per the section 6 of the RTI Act to the Central Public Information officer of the Consulate. Please note that an RTI request to the Consulate should primarily concern a subject matter, for which it is reasonably presumed that relevant information is being held by the Consulate. In other cases, the applications should be made to the CPIOs of the respective public authorities.

An RTI applicant aggrieved with the reply/decision of the CPIO can file an appeal with the FAA of the Consulate. If a citizen is not satisfied with the decision of the FAA, a second Appeal may be filed before the Central Information Commission.

Modes and Procedure to file RTI application

An RTI application can either be sent through post or submitted online.

a. Postal Application:
An application addressed to the Central Public Information Officer may be sent by post to: Consulate General of India, 35, Ryleeva Street, Saint Petersburg, Russia- 191123 along with the following:

· Documentary proof of Indian citizenship

· Prescribed fee of Rs. 10/- (Rupees Ten only) in equivalent Rubles through a cheque or demand draft in favour of the Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg.

b. Online Application:

Online RTI application should be submitted through the RTI Portal: https://rtionline.gov.in/

The guidelines for use of RTI online Portal are available on the link: https://rtionline.gov.in/guidelines.php?request

The application filed through Web Portal would reach electronically to the “Nodal Officer" of the concerned Ministry/Department, who would transmit the RTI application electronically to the concerned CPIO.

Fee for RTI application submitted through RTI web portal can be made online, as per the modes prescribed therein.

For filing RTI application to Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg through the web portal, the RTI applicant is required to register on the website to create his/her profile and then from the column Ministry/Department/Apex Body, select Ministry of External Affairs; and select Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg in the column Public Authority and the eIPO so generated can be used to seek the information from the Consulate.  The eIPO is required to be attached while filing the RTI application.