Properly dispose off RTI applications, appeals: Govt to departments

The Government has asked ministries to properly dispose off applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines.

Union Cabinet to take up bill for merger of PIO, OCI schemes soon

New Delhi: Union Cabinet is expected to take up a bill that will facilitate merger of the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes soon, reports said on Wednesday.

Govt plans to merge PIO and OCI schemes; seeks suggestions

 Government is planning to merge the Persons of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizens of India schemes saying that the latter is more popular and provides for lifelong visa through a process which is more user- friendly, quick and simple.

PM Narendra Modi enthrals many at Madison Square Garden, Congress says nothing new in his speech

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at Madison Square Garden enthralled many on Sunday, it failed to impress a few Congress party leaders who believe that the speech had nothing new to offer.

Penalties imposed on 100 PIOs for not providing in

The Andhra Pradesh Information Commission has imposed penalties of Rs 6.32 lakh on 100 PIOs over the last six months for not furnishing information to the appellants.

SIC fines PIO of MSHRC for giving wrong information

State Information Commission has
penalised the Public Information Officer (PIO) of Maharashtra
State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) for giving "wrong and
misleading information" to a person who had filed an RTI

Surrender of Indian passport for PIOs mandatory

Persons of Indian origin (PIOs) will now have to formally renounce their citizenship and surrender their Indian passport after acquiring foreign citizenship, according to new rules circulated by the Indian high commission here.

`Relief for PIOs, to be allotted extendable visas only`

Persons of Indian origin (PIO) visiting India will now be issued only long-term extendable visas and not tourist visas, Goa`s Non-Resident Indian (NRI) commissioner Eduardo Faleiro said Wednesday.

NRGs with foreign passports should apply for PIO: Faleiro

NRI Commissioner Eduardo Faleiro on Tuesday said his commissionerate was following up with Centre the issue of Goans with foreign passports, who have to cut short trips to their native due to short-terms visas issued to them.

Denial of PIO to Naipaul: Ministry seeks report

Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry
has sought a detailed report from Indian High Commission in UK about the controversy involving its reported refusal to grant
a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card to Nobel laureate V S