Delhi HC Asks Centre To Decide Representation For Creating NRI Commission
The Delhi High Court on April 22 asked the Centre to decide representation of the national level NRI welfare commission "as expeditiously as possible and practicable". With the observation, the HC disposed of the plea seeking creation of NRI commission. The petitioner Anisur Rehman, a NRI in Oman since 2007, claimed a dedicated commission will help streamline all the NRI related welfare schemes on one platform.
Tags: NRIs, Delhi High Court, Centre, Petition, NRI Welfare Commission
Courtesy: The Economic Times
OCI Cardholders Rules For Re-Issue Of Overseas Citizen Of India Cards Eased
The government has now simplified the process of issuing Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards. According to the new rule, an individual registered as an OCI cardholder after turning 20 does not need a new card on the issue of a fresh passport. Notably, the old rule required the re-issuing of passports after an individual turns 50 citing facial changes due to old age.
Tags: Overseas Job, NRIs, Passport, OCI cards
Centre Relieves OCI Diaspora From Carrying Old Passports During Visit
The Centre has waived off the need of carrying old passports by travellers of Indian origin and Indian diaspora having Overseas Citizens of India cards. Earlier, it was mandated for Indian diaspora to carry their OCI card with the old passport number and their current passport for a trip to India. Moreover, the March 29 notification also extended the time to get the OCI cards reissued, to December 31.
Tags: Passport, NRIs, Indian Embassy, Overseas Job
Courtesy: The Hindu
NRIs Turn Old Govt School Building In Jalandhar Into Scenic One
In a gratifying initiative, some Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) have turned an old government school in Jalandhar’s Bhandal Himat into a creative spot for learning. Raising over Rs 40 lakh, the NRIs decorated the walls and ceiling of the school with portraits of Guru Gobind Singh and Rabindranath Tagore, and with slogans. Earlier, the school could not conduct classes in monsoons due to flooding and snakes, but now students quit private schools… read-more
Tags: Jalandhar, Schools, NRIs, Education, Government School
Courtesy: The Tribune
Wealthy Indians Tops Chart For Exiting Country Over Business Interests
According to a report published by Hensley & Partners, Indian High net-worth individuals have topped the chart for enquiring 'residence-by-investment' and 'citizenship-by-investment' programmes. The enquiries surged by 63 per cent in 2020 as compared to 2019. Reportedly, many applicants have queried about Canada Residency and Austria Citizenship programme. Besides, they have looked for European citizenship for overseas business interests… read-more
Tags: rich indians, wealthy indians, NRIs, Indian Citizens, Austria
Courtesy: The Times of India
6 Lakh+ Indians Give Up Citizenship During 2015-19; Study, Job Key Reasons
The Home Ministry has disclosed that over six lakh Indians gave up their citizenship during 2015-19 in favour of securing citizenship of another nation. Addressing the Lok Sabha on February 9, Union Minister Nityanand Rai added that 1,24,99,395 Indian nationals currently live in foreign countries. Reportedly, employment and education are the primary reasons behind the migration. While India does not allow dual citizenship, it grants overseas… read-more
Tags: Citizenship, Indian Citizens, NRIs, Migration, Overseas Education, Indian Citizenship