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

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

Shri N. Mahesh
Central Public Information Officer
Consulate General of India, Lagos
Email: hoc[dot]lagos[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

Mr. Shri Chandramouli K. Kern
Consul General
First Appellate Authority
Consulate General of India, Lagos
Email: cg[dot]lagos[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]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 Consulate.  Please note that a RTI request to the Consulate should primarily concern a subject matter, for which it is reasonably presumed that relevant information is being held by the Consulate.  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 Consulate.  If a citizen is not satisfied with the decision of the FAA, a second Appeal may be filed before the Central Information Commission. 

Modes and Procedure to file RTI application:

An RTI application can either be sent through post or submitted online. 
a. Postal Application:
 An application addressed to the Central Public Information Officer may be sent by post to: Consulate General of India, 8A Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, PMB 80128  along with the following:
·Documentary proof of Indian citizenship
·Prescribed fee of Rs. 10/- (Rupees Ten only) in equivalent Naira through a demand draft in favour of Consulate General of India, Lagos

      b. Online Application: 

Online RTI application should be submitted through the RTI Portal: https://rtionline.gov.in/ 

The guidelines for use of RTI online Portal are available on the link: https://rtionline.gov.in/guidelines.php?request

The application filed through Web Portal would reach electronically to the Nodal Officer" of concerned Ministry/Department, who would transmit the RTI application electronically to the concerned CPIO.

Fee for RTI application submitted through RTI web portal can be made online, as per the modes prescribed therein.

For filing RTI application to Consulate through the web portal, applicants should in the column - Select Ministry/Department/Apex body, select – Ministry of External Affairs; and in the column - Select Public Authority, select – Consulate General of India, Lagos