About Us Right to Information

Appointments under RTI Act, 2005:

(i) The PIO:
Mr. Nagendra kumar,
Attache(Cons)
Embassy of India,
Berne
Switzerland

(ii) The Appellate Authority:

Mr. Rajiv Kumar
Second Secretary & HOC
Embassy of India,
Berne
Switzerland


Phone: 031-350 11 30
Fax: 031-351 15 57


The information is for Indian nationals only
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY OF INDIA, BERNE, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RTI ACT, 2005
(i) the particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador and has one Counsellor and two Second Secretary. Between them, they deal with Political, Commercial, Consular, Cultural, Information and Administrative functions of the Embassy. The functions of the Embassy of India inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, consular work, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, and scientific cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts.
Embassy 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 rules and regulations governing the Indian Foreign Service, as amended from time to time by the Government of India. Financial powers of the Officers of the Embassy of India derived from the financial rules of the Government of India. Consular powers are derived from the Passport Act, Citizenship Act and Rules, and other related legislations.
(iii) the procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability; Decisions are taken in accordance with the Government regulations, under the supervision of the Ambassador.
(iv) the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions Norms are set in accordance with accepted diplomatic practices.
(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, 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/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; 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 supervision of the Ambassador.
(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; Embassy interacts regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.
(ix) a directory of its officers and employees; A directory is given at Annex-I below
(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 ANNEX-II below
(xi) the budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made; Kindly see the Annexure-III
(xii) 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.
(xiii) particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it; No concessions/permits are granted by the Embassy of India.
(xiv) 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 Embassy also makes available to interested individuals various booklets, 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; Public Information officer:-
Mr. Nagendra kumar,
Attache(Cons)
Telephone: 031 3501130
Fax : 031 3511557
E-mail: cons.berne@mea.gov.in
(xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;
(xvii) such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year; Embassy of India website has information which is updated on a regular basis.


Annex-I

Embassy of India, Berne (Switzerland)
Address : Kirchenfeldstrasse 28, CH-3005, Berne
(Switzerland)
Telephone : (PABX) 0041-31-3501130, 3511559 (Consular Wing), 3501139 (Commercial Wing)

Fax No. : 00-41-31-3511557
Email : hoc.berne@mea.gov.in
Website : www.indembassybern.gov.in

S.No

Name

Office Telephone No.

E-mail

1.

Ms. Monika Kapil Mohta
Ambassador

031-3511567

amb.berne@mea.gov.in

2.

Mr. Jagdeep Singh Juneja
First Secretary (Sr. PPS)
to  Ambassador

031-3511567

amb.berne@mea.gov.in

2.

Mr. Deepak Bansal
Second Secretary (Political &
Commerce)

031-3680680

com.berne@mea.gov.in
dcm.berne@mea.gov.in

3.

Mr. Rajiv Kumar 
Second Secretary (CPV) & HOC

031-3511559

cons.berne@mea.gov.in
hoc.berne@mea.gov.in

4.

Mr. Johnson Eappen
Second Secretary (Political, Press,
Information & Culture)

031-3680685

pol.berne@mea.gov.in

5.

Mr. Rakesh Sharma
Second Secretary (Trade Promotion)/PPS

031-3501130

com1.berne@mea.gov.in 

6.

Mr. Biju Joseph,
Attache (Culture & Education)

031-3501130

cul.berne@mea.gov.in

7.

Mr. Jitendra Kumar Singh
 Attache (Admn)

031-3501130

admn.berne@mea.gov.in

8.

Mr. Nagendra Kumar
Attache (Consular)

031-3501130

cons1.berne@mea.gov.in

9.

Mr. Rominder Singh
PS to Ambassador

031-3511567

amb.berne@mea.gov.in

10.

Mrs. Seema Singh
PS to SS (Pol & Com)

031-3501130

dcm.berne@mea.gov.in

11.

Mr. Salman Ahmad
ASO (Accounts)

031-3501130

acctts.berne@mea.gov.in

12.

Mr. Saurabh Jaiswal
ASO (Pol & Info)

031-3501130

info.berne@mea.gov.in

13.

Mr. Naveen Hooda,
ASO (Prop)

031-3501130

prop.berne@mea.gov.in

15

Mr. Ujjwal Jaiswal
ASO (GA)

031-3501130

ga.berne@mea.gov.in

16.

Mr. Wangkhem Romio Singh
Security Assistant

031-3501130

 

17.

Mr. Sanjay Kumar
Security Assistant

031-3501130

 

MONTHLY REMUNERATION OF INDIA-BASED OFFICIALS OF EMBASSY OF INDIA, BERNE, SWITZERLAND

S.No

Sanctioned Post

No. of Post(s)

Pay Scale

1.

Ambassador (Grade I of IFS)

1

Rs. 2,25,000

2.

Grade IV of IFS

1

Rs. 1,23,100 – Rs. 2,15,900

3.

Second Secretary (Junior Scale of IFS)

1

Rs. 67,700 – Rs. 208,700

4.

Second Secretary (Gr-I of IFS 'B')

1

Rs. 67,700 – Rs. 208,700

5.

Attache (Integrated Gr. II & III of IFS ‘B’)

3

Rs. 56,100 - Rs. 177,500

6.

Attache/PS (Stenographer Cadre of IFS ‘B’)

4

Rs. 56,100 - Rs. 177,500

7.

Assistant Section Officer (Gr. IV of IFS ‘B’)

4

Rs. 44,900 – Rs. 1,42,400

8

Security Assistant

2

Rs. 25,500 – Rs. 81,100



Details of approved budget for the Mission
Chancery Wing

Head of Accounts BE FE

2021-2022 2020-2021
SALARIES, CHANCERY 168,300,000 170,921,000
WAGES, CHANCERY 500,000 260,000
OTA, CHANCERY 2,300,000 2,083,000
MEDICAL EXP, CHANCERY 18,000,000 14,100,000
LOCAL TOURS, CHANCERY 10,200,000 3,772,000
FOREIGN TE., CHANCERY 5,775,000 7,430,000
OE, CHANCERY 26,250,000 29,340,000
R.R.T., CHANCERY 23,928,000 24,472,000
ADV & PUB, CHANCERY 7,250,000 5,500,000
MINOR WORKS, CHANCERY 5,000,000 4,642,000
SWACHHTA ACTION PLAN, CHANCERY 600,000 265,000
IT EXP, CHANCERY 1,328,000 1,154,000
Grand Total 269,431,000 263,939,000


Details of approved budget for the Mission
Commercial Wing
Head of Accounts BE FE
2021-2022 2020-2021
SALARIES, Commercial Wing 13,000,000 13,300,000
WAGES, Commercial Wing 200,000 2,00,000
OTA, Commercial Wing 100,000 100,000
MEDICAL EXP, CHANCERY 400,000 410,000
LOCAL TOURS, CHANCERY NIL NIL
FOREIGN TE., CHANCERY 1,200,000 1,888,000
OE, CHANCERY 2,400,000 2,090,000
R.R.T., CHANCERY 2,800,000 3,362,000
ADV & PUB, CHANCERY 50,000 50,000
MINOR WORKS, CHANCERY 100,000 50,000
Trade Promotion 600,000 600,000
IT EXP, CHANCERY 100,000 50,000
Grand Total 20,950,000 22,100,000