About Us Right to Information

First Appellate Authority (FAA)

Shri Rajeev Kumar, Second Secretary (Consular & HOC)
E-mail : hoc.budapest@mea.gov.in;
Tel No.s : +36 1 325 7567 / + 36 1 325 7742/3

Chief Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Shri Radhe Lal, Attache (Admn)
E-mail : admn.budapest@mea.gov.in
Tel. No: + 36 1 325 7742/3

RTI Act, 2005

INFORMATION ABOUT THE Embassy of India, Budapest REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE Right to Information ACT, 2005

(i)The particulars of its   organization, functions and duties;The Embassy is headed by   Ambassador of India and has following Wings:  Political, Economic &   Commercial, Chancery (including Administration), Consular, Community Affairs,   Culture, Press and Information

Embassy functions within the purview of business allocated to the Ministry of   External Affairs under the Government of India Allocation of Business Rules   and Transaction of Business Rules. The functions of the Embassy inter alia   include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion,   scientific & technological cooperation, cultural interaction, press and   media liaison, and consular operations including PIOs/NRIs, in bilateral and   multilateral contexts.
(ii)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 Embassy of India have been detailed   in the Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India 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.  
(iii)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 Competent Authority.
(iv)the norms set by it for the   discharge of its functions;Norms are set under the   instruction and supervision of the Ambassador.  
(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  

Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India Representatives abroad   Rules
The Passports Act

Manuals of Office Procedures

Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central   Government. Circulars & O.M.s issued by MEA & others Departments   of GoI from time to time.
(vi)a statement of the categories   of documents that are held by it or under its control;Classified documents/files   relating to India relations with Hungary

Unclassified documents/files including joint statements, declarations,   agreements and MoUs between India and Hungary.

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 foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of   External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the Embassy under the guidance and   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;List of Officers is given   at Annexure-I
(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 pay-scales   is given below 
(xi)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   current financial year (2019-20) are given in the statement below  
(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 Embassy of India
(xiv)details in respect of the   information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;The Embassy website has the   required information. Embassy also makes available to interested individuals   various CDs and DVDs 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;The Embassy is open from 9:00   am to 5:30 pm, or 0900 hrs to 1730 hrs from Monday to Friday. The holidays   observed by the Embassy are given on the website www.eoibudapest.gov.in.   The Indian Cultural Centre called the Amrita Sher-Gil Culture Centre is   located in the Embassy (Contact No: +363256436). It has a library which   is open from 1500 hrs to 1700 hrs, Monday to Friday (except on gazetted   holidays).
(xvi)the names, designations and   other particulars of the Public Information Officers;Public Information Officer   (PIO):
Shri. Radhe Lal, Attache
Tel: +36 3257742/43
Email: admn.budapest@mea.gov.in
(xvii)such other information as may   be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year;The Embassy website has   information which is updated on a regular basis.

S.No.Sanctioned   PostNo. of Sanctioned   PostsPay BandGrade   Pay
1Ambassador1 67000-79000
2Second   Secretary215600-39100Rs.   6600
3Director   (Culture Center)115600-39100Rs.   7400
4Attaché19300-34800Rs.   5400
5Assistant   Section officer39300-34800Rs.   4600
7Table/TIC/Kathak   teacher39300-34800Rs.   4600
6India-Based   Security Assistant15200-20200Rs.   1800


Budget & Expenditure: 2023-24

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List of Ambassadors from December, 1959 to till now

Sl. No.Name FromTo 
1.Shri K.P. Sivasankara MenonDecember, 1959June, 1961
2.Shri Subimal DuttJuly, 1961January, 1963
3.Shri Shantilal Vithalbhai PatelFebruary, 1963April, 1966
4.Shri Jagdish Chandra KakkarMay, 1966March, 1969
5.Shri Sumal SinhaApril, 1969August, 1970
6.Smt. C.B. MuthammaSeptember, 1970February, 1975
7.Shri K.P. Shankara MenonMarch, 1975May, 1977
8.Shri Arun Kanti DasJune, 1977September, 1980
9.Shri Vinay Kumar VermaOctober, 1980July, 1983
10.Shri Aravinda Ramchandra DeoSeptember, 1983February, 1986
11.Shri Satinder Kumar LambahMarch, 1986August, 1989
12.Shri S.L. MalikSeptember, 1989July, 1992
13.Shri Lal Thanzaua PudaiteAugust, 1992August, 1995
14.Shri Satnam Jit Singh September, 1995February, 1999
15.Smt. Lakshmi M. PuriMarch,1999July, 2002
16.Shri Manbir SinghOctober, 2002November, 2005
17.Shri Ranjit RaeFebruary, 2006March, 2010
18.Shri Gauri Shankar GuptaApril, 2010 August, 2013
19.Shri Malay MishraSeptember, 2013July, 2015
20.Shri Rahul ChhabraAugust, 2015October, 2018
21.Shri Kumar TuhinNovember, 2018November, 2021
Shri Partha Satpathy
                           April 2022
                               Till Now

Details of Death of Indian Nationals in Hungary from 2016 to March 2024


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*All figures are in Rupees.

RTI related acts and guidelines:




Public Grievances:

For all grievances related to Passport, Visa and Consular matters, email may be sent to 'cons.budapest@mea.gov.in' and 'hoc.budapest@mea.gov.in'.


An  “Open House” on the first Monday of every month from 1500 hrs – 1630  hrs will be held at the Embassy. Any person with a petition or  unresolved issue, including consular or visa issues, that he/she would  like to raise, is welcome to attend the “Open House” as scheduled above.  In case the Embassy is closed on that day due to an official holiday,  then the Open House will be held the following day at the same time.

The issues may also be brought to the attention of Ambassador directly by email, which can be sent on the email ID:amboffice.budapest@mea.gov.in