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.
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
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.
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.
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