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Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in cash, cheque or demand draft favouring High Commission of India, Mbabane.

It may be noted that information provided under the Act is available to citizen of India only. Application should be submitted alongwith documentary proof of Indian Citizenship (like of copy of particulars pages of passport) . More information is available at http://rti.gov.in

It may also be pointed out that as per section 6(1)(a) of RTI Act 2005, a person who desires to obtain information under the Act is required to submit the application to the Information Office of the concerned Public authority. Applicants are, therefore, advised to send their requests Under the RTI Act to the High Commission only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to High Commission. 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 situation where the application is addressed to a PIO on the assumption that it has been directed to the PIO concerned. Where the Information required obviously does not pertain to the High Commission, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

Chief Public Information Officer
Shri Rajesh Bhalla, Attache
High Commission of India, Mbabane
Email: accts.mbabane@mea.gov.in
Phone: +268 2417 1413

Appellate Authority
Radha Venkataraman
High Commissioner
High Commission of India, Mbabane
E-Mail: hc.mbabane@mea.gov.in
Tel: (+268) 2410 1621
5th Floor, Quadrant B & C, UN House
Somhlolo Road
Mbabane, Eswatini



The particulars of its organization, functions and duties; High Commission of India is headed by High Commissioner assisted by Secretary Secretary  and Assistant Attache.

The functions of the High Commission, inter alia, include political, and economic, and technical cooperation, Development Partnership Administration, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, etc., with the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini.  To enhance linkages with NRIs/PIOs as well local and international communities in Eswatini,  apart from rendering consular services to Emaswati, Indian and third country nationals.
High Commission of India 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 High Commission of India 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, Consular & Visa Manuals.
(iii) The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability; All decisions are taken under the instruction and supervision of the High Commissioner and on the basis of rules and regulations of the Ministry of External Affairs & Government of India.
(iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions; Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the High Commissioner.
(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, Consular Manual and Visa Manual

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 documents/Unclassified documents/files pertaining to political, commercial, administration, accounts, consular, ITEC/IAFS training, ICCR Scholarship matters and GoI projects in Eswatini.
Passport and consular services application forms.
(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; High Commission of India functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the High Commission under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner.
(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; High Commission of India interacts regularly with representatives of Indian Diaspora, Indian &Emaswati business community, civil society, academic community, Eswatini Government officers and others including International organizations.  No Committees, Councils, Boards have been set up by the High Commission.
(ix) A directory of its officers /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; As prescribed by Govt. of India
(xi) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made; The High Commission came into existence on 13th August, 2019 on assumption of charge by the High Commissioner.  The budget allocation for the remaining period of 2019-20 is as per approval of the Ministry.
(xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes; High Commission of India does not have any subsidy programmes.
(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it; No concessions/permits are granted by High Commission of India.
(xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form; The High Commission of India’s website has the required information. High Commission of India 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; The Information Office is open for all for information of India during office hours. Library at the High Commission is open to the public during office hours.
(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers; Chief Public Information Officer (CPIO) - 1

Shri Rajesh Bhalla, Attache
High Commision of India, Mbabane
Email: accts.mbabane@mea.gov.in
Phone: + 268-24171413

Appellate Authority
Radha Venkataraman
High Commissioner
High Commission of India, Mbabane
E-Mail: hc.mbabane@mea.gov.in
Tel :  (+268)24101621

5th Floor, Quadrant B & C, UN House 
Somhlolo Road
Mbabane, Eswatini

(xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year; The website of High Commission of India, Mbabane has information which is updated on a regular basis as per the directions/instructions of GOI and is in compliant with Ministry of External Affairs, GOI.

Transparency Audit of Disclosure U/s 4 of the Right to Information Act