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Embassy of India

Address: Embassy of India, 239, Ibrahim Abed El Aal Street, Hamra, Ras Beirut, Beirut

Tel: +961-1-735922

Fax: +961-1-741278 (Ambassador's Office), +961-1-741283

24/7 Helpline for Indian Nationals: +961-76860128 (Consular & Community Welfare Section)

Working hours: From 9 AM to 5.30 PM, Monday to Friday, except official holidays
Submission of Visa, Passport & other documents: Between 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM on working days
Delivery of Visa, Passport & other documents: Between 4.00 PM and 5.15 PM on working days

 

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information.


It may be noted that information provided under the Right to Information Act is available to citizens of India only. Applications should be submitted along with documentary proof of Indian Citizenship (like copy of personal particulars pages of passport.) More information, including the full text of the Act, is available at http://rti.gov.in.


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 OM No. 1/44/2009-IR dated March 22, 2013. 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. Department of Posts has extended the eIPO 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. The RTI applicants may, therefore, pay the RTI fee, also on-line using the said e-IPO service, for seeking information from Ministries/Departments in India as well as from Indian Missions abroad.


The RTI applicant is required to register on the website to create his/her profile. Then he/she has to select the Ministry/Department as well as from Indian Missions/Posts from whom he/she desires to seek information under the RTI Act. The eIPO can be used for making payment of fee to seek information from the Ministry/Department or Indian Missions/Posts. A print out of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application sent in hard copy. In case RTI application is filed electronically, the eIPO should be enclosed as attachment.


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. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.


Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005, in Embassy of India, Beirut are as follows:-

 

Appellate Authority

Dr. Suhel Ajaz Khan

Ambassador

Telephone: +961-1-741280

Fax: +961-1741278

E-mail: amb.beirut@mea.gov.in

 

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Mr. Hemant Gautam

Attache

Telephone: +961-1741236

Fax: +961-1741283

E-mail: hoc.beirut@mea.gov.in


 

Information under Section 4(1) (b) of the RTI Act 2005.


Particulars of organizations functions and duties of the Embassy of India, Beirut: (Article 4 (1) (b) (i) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

India and Lebanon have historically enjoyed close and friendly relations. India established diplomatic relations with Lebanon in 1954.

The Embassy of India is presently housed in a Government of India owned property at No.239, Ibrahim Abed El Aal Street, HAMRA, Ras Beirut, P.O.Box No.113-5240, ZIP Code No.2034-4411, Beirut, Lebanon. The Mission is headed by the Ambassador who is assisted by 12 India based personnel and 12 local staff. Further details are made available in the website (www.indianembassybeirut.gov.in) which is updated from time to time. Embassy has the following wings: Political, Commerce, Culture, Consular and Community Affairs. The functions of the Embassy, inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison and rendering Passport, Visa and Consular services.

 

Powers and duties of the employees of the Embassy of India, Lebanon(Article 4 (1) (b) (ii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

General Administrative powers are derived from IFS(PLCA) Rules, as amended from time to time. Financial Powers of the officers of the Embassy of India have been detailed in the Delegated Financial Powers of the Government of India’s Representatives Abroad. Other powers of the designated officials of the Embassy of India, Beirut are derived from the Allocation of Business Rules and from the Passport Act.


Procedures followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision, decision making authority and time limit for taking a decision. (Article 4 (1) (b) (iii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005).

The guidelines for office procedures have been published by the Ministry of External Affairs which encompasses those items of work that are frequently encountered by its officers. The Mission follows the Procedure and time limit as indicated in the Manual of Office Procedure for decision-making.


Norms set by the Ministry for the discharge of its functions (Article 4 (1) (b) (iv) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

Work allocation is done by the Ambassador outlining tasks and area of responsibilities of each Mission personnel. Periodic checks and reviews are made by the controlling authorities to ensure smooth discharge of work.


Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by or under the control of the Ministry of External Affairs or used by its employees for discharging its functions (Article 4 (1) (b) (v) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

1. IFS PLCA (Pay, Leave and Compensatory Allowances) is already available in electronic format but only for official use. These Rules are applicable to the officers posted in Indian Missions and Posts abroad.

2. Financial Powers of Government of India’s representatives Abroad: (For official use only.)

3. Passport Manual (For official use only.)

4. Visa Manual (For official use only.)

5. Manuals on Office Procedures (For official use only)


Statement of the categories of documents that are held by the Mission or under its control. (Article 4(1) (b) (vi) of the right to Information Act, 2005)

The following documents are held by the Mission:

1. Classified and unclassified documents related to India’s external relations

2. Unclassified documents including Joint statements, declarations, Agreements and MOUs.

3. Passport and Consular services application forms and related circulars

4. Telephone List of Indian Missions in other countries and of the Ministry of External Affairs.


Arrangements for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to formulation of policies or implementation thereof (Article 4 (1) (b) (vii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

Embassy of India functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the Embassy under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador.

 

Statement of boards, councils, committees and other bodies open to the public and whether its meetings /minutes are open and accessible to public (Article 4 (1) (b) (viii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

Embassy of India interacts regularly with representatives of various councils, committees and community organizations besides communicating through website/ e-mail/social media regarding consular and community affairs, from time to time, as per instructions from the Ambassador.


Directory of officers and employees (Article 4 (1) (b) (ix) & (x) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

Please refer to the website of the Embassy.


Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made (Article 4 (1) (b) (xi) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

Budget allocated to the Embassy of India, Lebanon by the Ministry of External Affairs for 2021-22 is INR 106,916,000/-.

 

Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries (Article 4 (1) (b) (xii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

The Mission does not have any subsidy programmes.


Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by the Ministry of External Affairs (Article 4 (1) (b) (xiii) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

No concessions/permits are granted by the Embassy of India.


Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form (Article 4 (1) b(xiv) of the RTI Act, 2005)

The Embassy’s website has the required information.


Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information (Article 4 (1) (b) (xv) of the Right to Information Act, 2005)

Facilities/medium for the Indian citizens to obtain information from the Mission are: Website: www.indianembassybeirut.gov.in

Telephone No. +961-1-741270, +961-1-735922, +96176860128

Fax No. +961-1-741283

E-mail: : hoc.beirut@mea.gov.in

Besides, social media platforms (facebook and twitter: @IndiaInLebanon) are also available for obtaining information on various aspects of the Mission.


Name designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officer (Article 4 (1)(b)(xvi) of RTI Act 2005)

 

Appellate Authority:

Dr. Suhel Ajaz Khan

Ambassador

Telephone: +961-1-741280

Fax: +961-1741278

E-mail: amb.beirut@mea.gov.in


Central Public Information Officer (CPIO):

Mr. Hemant Gautam

Attache

Telephone: +961-1741236

Fax: +961-1741283

E-mail: hoc.beirut@mea.gov.in

 

Details of Officers of the Embassy of India, Beirut:

Name

Designation

Tel. No.

Email IDs

 H.E. Dr. Suhel  Ajaz Khan  Ambassador  +961-1-741280 amb.beirut@mea.gov.in
 Jagjit Singh  Second Secretary
(Head of Chancery; Political; Press, Information & Culture)
 +961-1-741236 hoc.beirut@mea.gov.in
 P. Pattabhi  Second Secretary(Consular & Community Welfare; Commercial & ITEC)  +961-1-735847 cons.beirut@mea.gov.in
 Hemant Gautam  Attaché (Pol, Com, P&I) & PS to Ambassador  +961-1-735922 com.beirut@mea.gov.in
 Ritesh Kumar  Attaché (Accounts, GA & ITEC)  +961-1-735922

acct.beirut@mea.gov.in

adm.beirut@mea.gov.in

 Brijesh Kumar

 PA to Ambassador  +961-1-735922

amboffice.beirut@mea.gov.in

 Dileep Koul  Assistant Attaché (Consular)  +961-1-735856 cons.beirut@mea.gov.in
 Sushma Chawla  PA to Second Secretary  (Consular)  +961-1-735856 cons.beirut@mea.gov.in
 Jitendra Kumar  SSA (Establishment)  +961-1-735922 adm2.beirut@mea.gov.in
 Nagina Kumar  Security Assistant  +961-1-735922 -

 Dhyan Singh

 Security Assistant  +961-1-735922 -
 Rana Zeitouni  Commercial Section  +961-1-735922 com2.beirut@mea.gov.in
 Nariman Yamout  Social Secretary/ Administrative   Assistant  +961-1-735922 adm3.beirut@mea.gov.in
 Samar Zinati  Press & Information  +961-1-735922 info.beirut@mea.gov.in
 Mira Abou Ajram  Consular Section  +961-1-735856 -
 Nada   Noureddine  Receptionist/Cultural Section  +961-1-735922

library.indianembassybeirut@gmail.com

culture.beirut@mea.gov.in
 Baria Al Khatib  Consular Section  +961-1-735856 -
 Zeinab Majdi   Hammoud  Administrative Assistant  +961-1-735922 -
 Abed Mukaddam  Chauffeur  +961-1-735922 -
 Hassan Ghazi   Osman  Chauffeur  +961-1-735922 -
 Davinder Singh  Maintenance  +961-1-735922 -
 Hardeep Singh  Messenger  +961-1-735922 -
 Lovely Kumar  Messenger  +961-1-735922 -

 

 

 

Holidays:

List of Holidays to be observed in Calendar Year 2021 :

 
1. New Year's Day January 01   Friday
2. Republic Day Jaunuary 26 Tuesday
3. Good Friday April 02 Friday
4. Ram Navami April 21 Wednesday
5. Mahavir Jayanti April 25 Sunday
6. Id-ul-Fitr* May 14 Friday
7. Buddha Purnima May 26 Wednesday
8. Id-uz-Zuha (Bakrid)* July 21 Wednesday
9. Independence Day August 15 Sunday
10. Muharram* August 19 Thursday
11. Janamashtami August 30 Monday
12. Mahatma Gandhi Birthday October 02 Saturday
13. Dussehra October 15 Friday
14. Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad October 19 Tuesday
15. Diwali (Deepavali) November 04 Thursday
16. Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 19 Friday
17. Christmas Day December 25 Saturday

*Subject to sighting of the moon

 

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