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Month: February 2015

‘Madad’- An Online Grievance Portal for NRIs Started by Union Government

‘Madad’- An Online Grievance Portal for NRIs Started by Union Government

Union foreign minister Sushma Swaraj launched an online grievance portal ‘Madad’ for Non-Resident Indians to make it easier for them to approach government for counsel and help.  The website was launched on 21st February, Saturday. The website is a combined effort of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MIOA).

The portal was launched at the MEA headquarters in Delhi by Sushma Swaraj.

The overseas Indians can send their complaint in writing, which would be put online by the officials. The complaint will show a color code beside it; red colour means the complaint is yet pending and green colour means the mission redressing the grievance is doing well.

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Health Service that NRIs can avail

Health Service that NRIs can avail

Many Indians migrate to different countries in search of better education, higher paying jobs, or different lifestyle. There can be many reasons for migration and even then the major cause of concern for NRIs that always remain is the welfare of the family they leave behind.

For those NRIs, taking care of their parents becomes a source of concern as travelling back and forth isn’t an option and with modern professional work and lifestyle doesn’t allow easy get away.

Who doesn’t want to spend time with their loved ones and elderly, but one rarely gets time.

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Brief knowledge of Taxation and Banking for NRIs

Brief knowledge of Taxation and Banking for NRIs

Non-resident Indians (NRIs) enjoy a host of privileges. Banking for NRIs has often been a subject of concern. Most NRIs have their families back in India. This means not only do the NRIs have to deal with problems related to transferring money through traditional banking techniques but they also face a certain degree of discomfort in personal banking methodologies and most importantly for taxation purposes. But more recently, major Indian banks have flexed their offerings enough to ease the financial dealings of NRIs.

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E-Voting Could have Changed the Result of the Elections

E-Voting Could have Changed the Result of the Elections

On January 12, the Central government was ordered by the Supreme Court to enable e-voting for the NRIs within two months. With Delhi elections taking place this weekend on January 7, it seems the order to begin e-voting for NRIs has gone unnoticed.

A fortnight has already passed since the announcement and six weeks remain for the next hearing, but the Central government only has a fortnight to inform the Supreme Court. They must inform about the steps they have taken to go about the suggestions given by the Election Commission to enable NRI voting.

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