About Us Right to Information

Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005:-

Public Information Officers

Name, Designation & Contact details Matters

Col. G.S. Grewal
Defence Attache
Emabssy of India, Riyadh
Tel.: 00-966-11-4884038
Fax.: 00-966-11-4809519
E-mail: def.riyadh@mea.gov.in

Defence and Security matters

Shri Asim Anwar,
Second Secretary (PIC & Education)
Embassy of India, Riyadh
Tel: 00-966-11-4884206
Fax: 00-966-11-4884713
E-mail: pol.riyadh@mea.gov.in

Press, Information, Culture & Education

Mr. Sundeep Kaushal,

Second Secretary (Political)

Embassy of India, Riyadh

E-mail: pol.riyadh@mea.gov.in

Political matters related issues


Ms Ritu Yadav

Second Secretary (Commerce)

Embassy of India, Riyadh

E-mail: com.riyadh@mea.gov.in            
Economic and Commercial issues

Shri Prem Selwal,

Second Secretary (Cons & Visa)
Embassy of India, Riyadh
Tel.: 00-966-11-4884182    
E-mail: cons1.riyadh@mea.gov.in

Consular Issues such as Passport, Visa, Consular services, outsourcing and related matters

Mr. Anil Raturi,

Second Secretary (CW)

Embassy of India, Riyadh

E-mail: dr.riyad@mea.gov.in
Community Welfare issues such as cases of death, compensation / legal dues, labour problems, jail and related matters

Shri B.N. Pandey,

Attache (Admn)

 Embassy of India, Riyadh



General Administration/Accounts related issues

First Appellate Authority  

Shri M.R. Sajeev,

First Secretary (HOC & CW)

Embassy of India
Tel. No. 00-966-11-4884032
Fax No. 00-966-11-4816318
E-mail: hoc.riyadh@mea.gov.in/cw.riyadh@mea.gov.in

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Saudi Riyals, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/-, in cheque or demand draft favouring Embassy of India, Riyadh. [The official Rupee- Riyal conversion rate for the month February, 2013 to Rs.1 = 0.069 Riyals)

It may be noted that information provided under the 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 is available at http://rti.gov.in

 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. 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 situations 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 Embassy, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.


Self Disclosure Information about Embassy of India, Riyadh, under Section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005

S. No.


Details of disclosure


Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties

Name and address of the Organization:

Embassy of India, Riyadh, B-1, Diplomatic Quarter,

P.B. No.94387, Riyadh–11693, Saudi Arabia

Telephone: 00-966-11-4884144/4884691

FAX No. 00-966-11-4884750

Embassy of India in Riyadh is headed by Ambassador and has following Wings: (i) Administration, Education & Culture Wing (ii) Consular Wing (iii) Economic & Commerce Wing (iv) Political Wing & Information Wing (v) Community Welefare Wing (vi) Defence Wing. Each Wing is headed by a Counsellor/First Secretary/Second Secretary rank officer.

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.

Embassy 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.


Power 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 Embassy 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.

The Officers of the Embassy function under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador.


Procedure followed in decision making process

Decisions are taken under the instruction and supervision of the Ambassador.


Norms for discharge of functions

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Ambassador.


Rules, regulations, instructions manual and records for discharging functions

IFS (PLCA) Rules as amended from time to time.

Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad,

Passport Act 

Manuals on Office Procedures Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.


A statements of the categories of documents held by the authority 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


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;

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.


Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority

Embassy of India interacts regularly with representatives of various think tanks, councils , committees and others.


Directory of officers and employees

A directory is given at Annexure -1


Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation

[Section 4(1) (b) (x)]

A statement of monthly remuneration is at Annex-II


Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc.

[Section 4(1)(b)(xi)]

The Budget figures for the current financial year are given in the statement at Annex-III


The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes

Embassy of India does not have any subsidy programme.


Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

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;

The Embassy’s website has the required information.


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;

Working Hours of Library

9.00 AM to 5.30 PM, with lunch break from 1.00 PM to 1.30 PM


Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers

Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs)

1. Col. G.S. Grewal, Defence Attache- Defence and Security matters

2. Shri Asim Anwar, Second Secretary(PIC & Education)-Press, Information, Culture & Education related matters

3. Mr. Sundeep Kaushal, Second Secretary (Political)-Political matters related issues

4. Ms Ritu Yadav, Second Secretary (Commerce)-Economic and Commercial issues

5. Shri Prem Selwal, Second Secretary (Cons & Visa) -   Consular Issues such as Passport, Visa, Consular services, outsourcing and related matters

6. Mr. Anil Raturi, Second Secretary (CW)-   Political & Press, Information related issues

7.  Shri B.N. Pandey, Attache (Admn)- General Administration/Accounts related issues

First Appellate Authority

Shri M.R. Sajeev, First Secretary (HOC & CW)


Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year;

The Embassy’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis.