Punjab to setup NRI Sabha in each district

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 24, 2014 20:52 IST

The Punjab government would soon setup NRI sabha in each district of the state for the facilitation of NRIs besides giving them necessary information regarding their issues relating to Punjab government.

Disclosing this on Friday here spokesperson said Punjab was contemplating to form such bodies in each district with a view to safeguard rights of NRIs and making them aware about the exclusive policies and programs for non-resident Punjabis. Minister for NRI affairs Tota Singh has given nod in this regard and the proceedings would initiate soon to setup NRI sabhas.

Th official further said minister was also keen to resolve the pendency of cases/issues pertaining to NRIs in minimum time, he added. Instructions in this regard have been issued to all divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners, IG NRI affairs, commissioners of police and senior superintendent of police so the NRIs could not have to face harassment.

Giving details of units to be setup at district level, the spokesperson said the staff of NRI sabha in each district would provide necessary information to non-resident Punjabis, there were 11 exclusive NRIs Police Station have been setup in the state to ensure speedy and time-bound redressal of their issues.

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