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Mr. Rameshwar Bhakta has been designated as the Public Information Officer (PIO), and Mr. S,Balachandran as the Appellate Authority for the purpose of Right to Information Act 2005, in respect of the Consulate General of India, Jaffna (Sri Lanka). The contact details of the Appellate Authority and the Public Information Officer are as follows :


(i) Dr. Athira S., Consul, HOC & Commercial Representative

Tel : 00-94-21-221 9671

Fax : 00-94-21-221 9675

Email : hoc.jaffna@mea.gov.in


(ii) Mr. S.Balachandran, Appellate Authority

Tel : 00-94-21-2220504 / 505

Fax : 00-94-21-221 9675

Email : cg.jaffna@mea.gov.in


Facility to pay on-line RTI fee for Indian citizens, residing in India or abroad, please visit www.epostoffice.gov.in.





The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Consulate General of India is headed by Consul General assisted by Consuls and Vice Consul.

The functions of the Consul General, inter alia, include political, and economic, and technical cooperation, Development Partnership Administration, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, etc., with the Northern Province Administration in the five districts within Northern Province, apart from rendering consular services to both Sri Lankan and Indian nationals.

Consulate General 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.


The powers 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 Consulate General 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 Consul General function under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner of India in Colombo.


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

Decisions are taken under the instruction and supervision of the Consul General.


The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Consul General.


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 and Visa Manual

Manuals on Office Procedures

Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.


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

Classified documents/Unclassified documents/files pertaining to administration, accounts, consular matters and GoI projects in Northern Province.
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;

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 General under the guidance and supervision of the High Commissioner.


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 General of India interacts regularly with representatives of Civil Society, academic community, Northern Province Government officers and others.


A directory of its officers /employees;

A directory is given at 

Fax : 00-94-21-221 9675

Email :  hoc.cg.jaffna@mea.gov.in


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

The website of High Commission of India, Colombo to which the website of Consulate General of India is hyperlinked has information which is updated on a regular basis.



Address: Consulate General of India,
14 Maruthady Lane, Nallur,
Jaffna (Sri Lanka)
Working hours: 09:00 hours to 17:30 hours (Monday to Friday)
Telephone Numbers: 0094 21 222 0504 / 5
Fax Number: 0094 21 222 0503
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