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40 consulate sub-offices for NRIs soon: Akali MP Prem Singh Chandumajra

“India is going to open 40 new consulate sub-offices in countries where NRIs have settled in large numbers,” the Anandpur Sahib MP said in a statement.

punjab Updated: May 14, 2017 20:26 IST
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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Prem Singh Chandumajra (HT File Photo)

India is going to open 40 new consulate sub-offices in countries with a strong presence of non-resident Indians (NRIs), Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Prem Singh Chandumajra said on Sunday, referring to a “communication received from the external affairs ministry”.

“India is going to open 40 new consulate sub-offices in countries where NRIs have settled in large numbers,” the Anandpur Sahib MP said in a statement.

Referring to countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, where NRIs had to travel long distances to get visa from consulate offices, the SAD general secretary and spokesman said: “They (NRIs) had been demanding more sub-offices in their respective countries. This step would go a long way in mitigating their problems.”