About Us


The list of officers is not as per seniority.


[All administrative matters of the Ministry including Cadre management; Creation/continuation of posts; Formulation, Interpretation and Advice on IFS [PLCA] Rules, CCS Rules/Conduct Rules; Use of Hindi in the official work of the Ministry; O&M and Office Procedures]

AMS [Americas] Division

[All matters relating to Canada and U.S.A.]

A & RM Division

[All matters related to Archives and Record Management]

BIMSTEC and SAARC Division

[All matters relating to BIMSTEC and South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation]

BM [Bangladesh, Myanmar ] Division

[All matters relating to Bangladesh, Myanmar ]

BOS [Bureau of Security]

CCCS [Centre of Contemporary China Studies] Division

Central Europe Division

[Deals with India's relations with Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina,Bulgaria ,Croatia,Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Türkiye]

Central and West Africa Division

[All matters relating to Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea and Liberia, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Niger, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Sao Tome &Principe, Togo, CEMAC, ECCAS, ECOWAS, TEAM9 and WAEMU]

Central Registry

[All work relating to receipt and distribution of dak[communication] from local Ministries/Offices/Foreign Missions in India]

CNV & I Division

Complaints Committee of MEA against Sexual Harassment

CPV [Consular Passport, Visa] Division

[Indian visa related issues, visa requests from foreign resident diplomatic Missions/Posts and international organizations; matters relating to Legalisation of documents, consular services abroad; Extradition policy; issuance of diplomatic and official passports]

CT [Counter Terrorism] Division

[All matters related to Counter Terrorism including Joint Working Groups on Counter Terrorism ]

Cyber Diplomacy Division

Diaspora Engagement Division

DPA-I [Development Partnership Administration] Division

[DPA-1 Division deals with Development Cooperation extended through concessional loans offered by India to other countries around the world, namely, Lines of Credit [LOCs] and Concessional Finance Scheme [CFS] . The Division deals with policy matters, loan offers, terms and conditions, project identification and evaluationand project progress monitoring.]

DPA-II [Development Partnership Administration] Division

[DPA-II Division deals with capacity development programs for development partner countries through the ITEC scholarships for civilian and military training, deputation of ITEC experts, small grant projects including establishment of IT centres abroad and establishment of Vocational Training Centres in Africa. It also coordinates Colombo Plan activities, South-South Co-operation initiatives and other multilateral development co-operation matters, including coordination on Triangular cooperation for capacity building projects.]

DPA-III [Development Partnership Administration –III] Division

[All matters relating to grant assistance to Afghanistan, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka [except housing project]

DPA-IV [Development Partnership Administration –IV] Division

[DPA-IV Division deals with the conservation and restoration of temples in Southeast Asia, mural preservations, museology related works, iconographic survey, excavations and digital documentation of heritage sites. It also deals with digitization of ancient manuscripts.]

D & ISA [Disarmament & International Security Affairs] Division

[All matters related to Disarmament, Non-proliferation issues, Confidence & Security Building measures in regional and multilateral fora]

EA [East Asia] Division

[All matters relating to China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan,Mongolia, Republic of Korea]

Economic Diplomacy Division

[All Economic Diplomacy- related matters including Trade & Investment promotion, energy security, International Solar Alliance, Coalition of Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, Bilateral Investment Treaties/Arbitration, Investor-State Dispute Settlement, Social Security Agreements, Press Note 3 [FDI Policy] & GFR-144 [Public Procurement], Market Expansion Activities, Civil Aviation matters etc.]

Emigration Policy & Welfare [EP & W] Division

[All matters related to Migration and Mobility including MMPAs & LMAs, Emigration Bill, India-EU CAMM, Global Compact on Migration, ADD, IMRF and other Regional Processes along with welfare initiatives for Indian workers abroad like PDOT, PBBY, ICWF & PKVY]

Establishment Division

[All establishment matters including Property, allotment of accommodation, procurement of equipment etc.]

Eurasia Division

[All matters relating to Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan]

Europe West Division

[All matters relating to Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, United Kingdom, European Union]

External Publicity & Public Diplomacy [XPD] Division

[Interface between the Ministry and Media mandated with publicity of India's foreign policy through briefings, press interactions and other media events; Maintenance of official MEA website and new media platforms; Liaison with MEA beat media; Facilitation of foreign media based in India; publications, documentary films and other publicity material aimed at projecting India's soft power]

E & SA [East & Southern Africa] Division

[All matters relating to Botswana, Burundi, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, African Union, East African Community, and COMESA]

EG & IT [E-Governance & Information Technology] Division

[All matters relating to cyber security & computerisation]

Finance Division

[All matters relating to formulation of budget of the Ministry, formation and revision of Rates of Exchanges, scrutiny and replies to Audit Paras, Examination/clearance of proposals from financial angel ]

G20 Division

Global Estate Management [GEM] Division

[Deals with acquisition of plots and construction of buildings for Missions/Posts abroad and offices and residences for Ministry, repair and maintenance of Ministry's properties]

Gulf Division

[All matters relating to Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, GCC and OIC]

India-ASEAN Summit Secretariat

lndian Ocean Region Division

[All matters relating to Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Indian Ocean Region]

Indo-Pacific Division

LAC [Latin America & Carribbean] Division

[All matters relating to Anguilla, Antigua and Berbuda, Antilles and Aruba, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Christopher & Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caycos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines]

Liaison Officer for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Persons with Disabilities of the Ministry

Liaison Officer for Other Backward Classes of the Ministry

L & T [Legal & Treaties] Division

[All matters relating to legal and treaties]

MEA Library [Patiala House]

[Deals with acquisition, technical processing and preservation of books, documents, monographs, reports, micro-documents, maps etc]

MER [Multilateral Economic Relations] Division

[All matters relating to multilateral economic relations of India]

NEST [New Emerging & Strategic Technologies] Division

Northern [Nepal, Bhutan] Division

[All matters relating to Bhutan and Nepal]

Oceania Division

[Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Island Countries- Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Republic of Marshal Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu]

Office of the Principal Chief Controller of Accounts

Overseas Employments & Protectorate General of Emigrants [OE & PGE]

PAI [Pakistan, Afghanistan & Iran] Division

[All matters relating to Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran]

Parliament & Coordination Division

[Responsible for Parliament related work for the Ministry; liaising with Ministries/Departments/Institutions for work other than relating to Administration and Specialized Divisions; political clearance of official visits and conferences; diplomatic flight clearance; matters related to admission of foreign students in MBBS/BDS/B.Pharma, Engineering courses under self financing scheme; monitoring and follow-up action on implementation of decisions/agreements reached in respect of MEA with foreign countries or by GOI, Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsava]

PoE [Protector of Emigrants]

PP & R [Policy Planning & Research] Division

[Nodal agency for mid term and long term policy planning;]

Protocol Division

[All protocol matters including those relating to incoming and outgoing VVIP visits; Privileges and immunities of all Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations based in India; Honours, Titles and Decorations]

PSP Division

[All Policy matters related to Passport issuance in India and establishment of Central Passport Organization]

Rajbhasha and Bharatiya Bhashayein, I&T Division

[All work relating to Official Language]

Rapid Response Cell

[Ministry’s responsibilities on COVID-19 matters, vaccines and related issues including liaisoning with other Ministries and Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief]

RTI [Right to Information] Cell

[All matters related to the implementation of Right to Information Act 2005 in the Minsitry]

Shanghai Cooperation Organization [SCO]

Southern Division

[All matters relating to Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam]

States Division

Summits Division

UNES [United Nations Economic & Social] Division

UNP [United Nations Political] Division

[All matters pertaining to the United Nations political and Security Council issues, NAM, CHOGM and other UNGA political issues]

WANA [West Asia & North Africa] Division

[All matters relating to Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Israel, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Palestine, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia,Jordan and Tunisia]

Welfare Division

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