Information about the
Consulate General of India, Frankfurt
Under Section 4(1)(B) of the RTI Act, 2005
The particulars of its organization, functions and duties:
The Consulate General of India is headed by Consul General and has
the following Wings: (a) Chancery Wing (b) Commercial Wing (c) Press, Culture, and Information
Wing and (d) Consular Wing. These Wings are headed by a Consul rank officer.
The functions of the Consulate inter alia, include political and
economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media
liaison, scientific cooperation in bilateral and multilateral and contexts: community affairs and
providing passport, visa and consular services in the four States of Hesse, North
Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, under its jurisdiction.
Consulate 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,
1961as amended from time to time.
Financial powers of the Officers of the Consulate General of India
have been detailed in the Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India's Representatives
Other powers are derived from the Passport Act of India.
The Officers of the Consulate function under the guidance and
supervision of the Consul General.
(iii) The procedure followed in the decision making process,
including channels of supervision and accountability:
Decisions are taken under the instruction and supervision of the
(iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:
Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Consul
(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, 1961 and its annexures giving decisions taken by
the Government under the Rules, Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India's
Representatives abroad, The Passport Act, Manuals on Office Procedures, Other Central Government
Rules and Manuals published by the Central Government.
(vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by
it or under its control:
Classified documents/files relating to India's external relations:
Unclassified documents/files including joint statements, declarations, agreements and MoUs:
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:
Consulate General of India functions within the norms of India's
foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the
Consulate under the guidance and supervision of the Consul General.
(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:
Consulate interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks,
academic community and others.
(ix) A directory of its officers and employees:
A directory is given at
(x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers
and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations:
A statement of monthly remuneration is at
(xi) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the
particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made:
The Budget figures for the current financial year are given in the
(xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including
the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:
Consulate General of India does not have any subsidy programme.
(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or
authorizations granted by it:
a) No concessions/permits are granted by Consulate General of
b) Processing of visa services has been outsourced to M/s
Indo-German Consultancy Services with effect from 11 May 2007.
Contact details of M/s Indo-German Consultancy Services and the
procedure for obtaining visa has been given in the Consulate web site.
(xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or
held by it, reduced in an electronic form:
The Consulate's website has the required information. Consulate
also makes available to interested individuals various CDs and DVDs 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
The Consulate has a well-stocked Library and books are made
available to interested individuals on request.
(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the
Public Information Officers:
Public Information officer:
Surender Kumar, Consul (Head of Chancery)
Tel. (069) 15300531
Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Consul General of India
Tel. (069) 15300512
(xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed and
thereafter update these publications every year:
The Consulate's website has information which is updated on a