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The Right to Information Act, 2005 is an important legislation to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities of India.  Any citizen of India has the right to seek information from public authorities as per the provisions of the RTI Act.  The full text of the RTI Act ,2005 may be accessed at the link: RTI Act, 2005.pdf 

Suo-Moto declaration of public information as mandated under section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005 in respect of the Embassy of India, Ouagadougou is available at the link: Public Information under Section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act, 2005.

Procedure for depositing fees for RTI application is available at the link: Deposit of RTI Application Fees

The contact details of the designated Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) and the First Appellate Authority (FAA) for the Embassy of India, Ouagadougou are as below: 

Central Public Information Officer:
Mr. Mahesh Sharma, 
Attaché (Admn/Accts) & DDO
Tel: +226 25376361
Email: admn.ouag@mea.gov.in

First Appellate Authority:
Mr. Krishna Kumar V.K.
Second Secretary (HOC)
Embassy of India, Ouagadougou
Email: hoc.ouag@mea.gov.in

An Indian citizen wishing to seek information under the RTI Act may submit application as per the section 6 of the RTI Act to the Central Public Information officer of the Embassy.  Please note that a RTI request to the Embassy should primarily concern a subject matter, for which it is reasonably presumed that relevant information is being held by the Embassy.  In other cases, the applications should be made to the CPIOs of the respective public authorities. 

An RTI applicant aggrieved with the reply/decision of the CPIO can file an appeal with the FAA of the Embassy.  If a citizen is not satisfied with the decision of the FAA, a second Appeal may be filed before the Central Information Commission.