Financial powers of the employees of the Ministry of External Affairs have been detailed in the Delegated Financial Powers of the Government of India Representatives Abroad.
Other powers of some of the designated officials of the Ministry of External Affairs are derived from the Passport Act. This Act is already on the MEA web-site.
The specific duties of the passport officers towards the public have also been outlined in the MEA website.
Other duties of the officers and employees of the Ministry of External Affairs flow from the Allocation of Business Rules as outlined in Chapter I.