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The Right to Information under the provisions of the RTI Act is available to the citizens of India only. RTI Act is an important legislation designed to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities.The full text of the RTI Act is available on the website: RTI-Act.pdf
The RTI Act also provides for appeals by aggrieved persons to the Central Information Commission of the Government of India.Indian citizens resident in Cameroon may seek information in writing on payment of requisite fee during office hours on working days as per procedure laid down in the RTI Act, 2005.
Contact details of the officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005:
Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)
Shri R.C.Dangwal
Second Secretary (HOC)
Email: hoc[dot]yaounde[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

Appellate Authority (AA) 
Shri Anindya Banerjee
High Commissioner
Email: hc[dot]yaounde[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with a fee in local currency FCFA equivalent to INR 10/- (Indian Rupee ten only) in cheque or demand draft favoring High Commission of India.   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. The mailing address is High Commission of India,  Door No 141, Street -1813, Mini Prix Basto, Yaounde-1, Cameroon
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 High Commission  only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the High Commission. 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 concerned PIO. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the High Commission, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

Payment of RTI fee online - Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)
The scheme of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) has been launched by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in association with Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). This would enable the Indian citizens abroad to pay the RTI fee online.An Indian Postal Order can be purchased electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal or through India Post website. The web-links for payment are:
The Credit Card or Debit Card of any bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose.

The RTI applicant is required to register on the website to create his/ her profile. Then he has to select the Ministry/ Department from whom he desires to seek information under the RTI Act. The eIPO is generated which can be used to seek information from that Ministry/ Department only. A printout 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 is enclosed as an attachment. The profile is required to be created during the first time only.
The RTI application accompanied by an eIPO is similar in all respects to the RTI application accompanied by fees through any other approved mode. All the provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc; as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 continue to apply.
Currently, this facility is available only for Indian Citizens living anywhere other than in India. By this measure, those living abroad would be facilitated to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. It is hoped that in future, this facility would be extended to all citizens within the country too. Any public authority which accepts a postal order should also accept an eIPO.

Extension of IPO Facility to Indians citizens residing in India 
The Department of Posts has extended the “eIPO” (electronic Indian Postal Order) service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. 13.02.2014, for purchasing Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal i.e www.epostoffice.gov.in. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in
This facility has been provided for Indian citizens to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit or Credit Cards of any Bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used to purchase e-IPO.
The user needs to get 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 eIPO so generated can be used to seek the information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, eIPO is required to be attached as an attachment.
This facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filling an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc. will continue to apply.An eIPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.
Information required under Section 4(1)(B) of RTI Act, 2005





The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

The High Commission is headed by the High Commissioner and has following five wings;
i)Political ii) Economic and commercial iii) Administration/ Establishment iv) Consular v) Culture

The functions of the High Commission inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, providing consular services including PIOs/NRIs, in bilateral and multilateral contexts.
High Commission functions within the purview of business allocated to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi and contributes in discharge of functions allocated to MEA under the Government of India's Allocation of Business Rules and Transaction of Business Rules.


Vision, Mission and Key objectives

High Commission of India, Yaoundé, Cameroon is a Mission of Government of India under the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. The vision of the Mission is to function within the norms of India’s Foreign Policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs and its implementation to establish close and friendly Bilateral Diplomatic Relations with Cameroon.

The key objectives of the Mission are to provide all consular related assistance like providing passport, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to the people of Indian Origin, consular facilities to the Indian diaspora present in Cameroon and VISA services to the Foreign Nationals to visit India.


The powers and duties of its officers and employees;

The officers and employees of the High Commission function under relevant rules and regulations of GOI. General Administrative powers of the Officer are derived from IFS (PLCA) Rules, as amended from time to time, while financial power is exercised as per Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India's Representatives Abroad. In consular matters, Officers derive power from Passport Act of India/Visa Manual. Overall, the officers of the High Commission function under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner.


Other details-the genesis, inception, formation of the department and the HoDs from time to time as well as the committees/ Commissions constituted from time to time  

India and Cameroon have historically enjoyed close and friendly relations. India established its Diplomatic Mission in Yaoundé in Sept 2019. Previous High Commissioners (HOMs) of India to Cameroon are as follows:
      1.Rakesh Malhotra (from 12 Sept 2019- 31 Oct 2021)
      2.Shri Anindya Banerjee (From21 Feb 2022 till date)
      Shri R.C.Dangwal, Second Secretary as Charge d'Affaires                 (from 1 Nov 2021 to 20 Feb 2022)
High Commission of India, Yaoundé has not constituted any Commissions till date. However, Tender Committee, Purchase Committee and ICWF Committee are being constituted among the Mission’s officers (Annexure-I) under the approval of HOM.


The procedure followed in the decision-making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;

Decisions are taken as per extant rules and guidelines, where applicable and under the instruction and supervision of the High Commissioner. Decision/Instruction is also sought from the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi as and when required. The guidelines for office procedures have been published by the Government of India (GoI) including our controlling Ministry i.e. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) which encompasses those items of work that are frequently encountered by our officers. The Mission follows the Procedure as indicated in the Manual of Office Procedure for decision-making


Time limit for taking a decision, if any

There is no established time limit for taking a decision, however, decisions are taken under the instructions and supervision of the HOM in a timely manner to dispose-off all duties allocated to the Mission.


Channel of supervision and accountability

As per organization chart.at Appendix-2


The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the High Commissioner.


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

Visa Manual

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


Time-limit for achieving the targets

May please See Appendix-3


Process of grievance redressal

May please See Appendix-4


A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control;

Classified documents /files relating to Bilateral relations with Cameroon. Un-classified documents/files relating to India's external relations including joint statements, declarations, MOUs/agreements between India and Cameroon, Political and Commercial Reports, 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;

High Commission functions within the norms of India's foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the High Commission under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner.
High Commission of India interacts regularly with representatives of Indian Diaspora, Indian & Cameroonian business community, civil society, academic community, Cameroon Government officers and others including international organizations.  No Committees, Councils, Boards have been set up by the High Commission.


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;

i) The High Commission of India in Yaoundé is not part of any Boards/Council
 ii)The High Commission interact regularly with representatives of think tanks, academic community and others.
ii)  Tender Committee, Purchase Committee and ICWF Committee are being constituted among the Mission’s officers (Annexure-I) with the approval of HOM.


A directory of its officers and employees;

A directory of Officers is given at Annex-I


The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;

As prescribed by Govt. of India. A statement of monthly remuneration is given at Annex-II


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 financial year 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23 are given in the statement at Annex-III
There were no discretionary/non-discretionary grants allotted for this Mission.


Foreign and domestic Tours by the officials of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and above, as well as the heads of the Department.  

Visits by the officials of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and above, as well as the heads of the Department from Ministry of External Affairs to Cameroon: NIL (as on date)

Domestic Tour by HOM as per Local Tour Budget Head of the Mission. Please See Annexuure-III


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

High Commission of India does not have any subsidy programme.
There are no public/private partnership arrangement in the Mission and also no Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) has been allocated as on 31st March, 2023.


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

No concessions/permits are granted by the High Commission of India.


Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

The High Commission's website has the required information. The High Commission also makes available to interested individuals various publicity material such as Brouchers, CDs and DVDs containing information on India, its people and culture.


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;

The High Commission is open from 0900 hrs to 1730hrs from Monday to Friday. The holidays observed by the High Commission are given on the Mission’s website http://hciyaounde.gov.in/
24/7 Helpline of the High Commission for obtaining information is Mobile No: +237 672229274
  Mail : cons[dot]yaounde[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in;. 

Mission does not maintain library cum reading room for public use.


The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;

Central Public Information officer: 
Shri Srinivasa Babu Uppala Attache(Admn) Phone No: +237-222 218042 Email: admn[dot]yaounde[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in Appellate Authority (AA)  Shri R.C.Dangwal SS(HOC) & Cd'A Email: hoc[dot]yaounde[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in
The details of the Public Information Officers of the High Commission since its inception may also be seen at Appendix-1


Details of applications received under RTI and information provided

The details may be seen at;
For the Year
2019-20- NIL (NO RTI application was received)
2020-21- 02 applications received (response at Appendix-5)
2021-22- 04 applications received (response at Appendix-6)
Please see Appendix-11 (for the Audit Report of 2022-23)
2022-23- NIL(NO RTI application was received)


Details of appeals received and orders issued

No appeal under RTI was received by this Mission till date


Details of third-party audit of voluntary disclosure  

Third Party Audit of Voluntary Disclosure was carried out by Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service, New Delhi (SSIFS). 
Please see Appendix-7 (for the Audit Report of 2020-21)
 Please see Appendix-8 (for the Audit Report of 2021-22)


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

The High Commission's website http://hciyaounde.gov.in/  has information which is updated on a regular basis


List of completed schemes/ projects/programmes

The details may be seen at Appendix-9


Details of work contracts awarded by the Mission

List of the awarded work is given at Annexure-IV


Audit of the Mission (CAG/PAC paras pending against the Mission)

There are no CAG/PAC paras pending against this Mission as on 31st March, 2023.


Details of Employees against whom disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken

NIL (As on date)


Details on STQC certification  

Obtaining of STQC certificate is under process. Meanwhile Safe to Host Certificate has been procured and may be seen at Appendix-10