It has been notified that the Indian Missions abroad are covered under RTI Act 2005. Indian Citizens abroad can secure information under the control of public authorities. The full details about the RTI Act and its provisions are available on the website at http://cic.gov.in. As per the provisions of the RTI Act, the names and contact details of the Public Information Officer and the Appellate Authority in respect of Embassy of India, Addis Ababa are as given as follows:-
Public Information Officer
As requested for obtaining information under sub-section (1) of Section 6 of RTI Act Shall be accompanied by an application fee equivalent to Rs. 10/- (ETB 3.00 current rates) by way of cash or by demand draft payable in the name of the Embassy of India, Addis Ababa. Separate fees as specified in the RTI Act will be levied for copies of documents etc.
The Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Posts have launched a service called e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) to enable Indian Citizens abroad to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in . This facility has been provided for Indian Citizens abroad to enable them to purchase a Postal Order electronically to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005.
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 e-IPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the e-IPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, e-IPO is required to be attached as an attachment.