Give me a buzz if officials seek bribe: Navjot Singh Sidhu to NRIs
Sidhu said corrupt bureaucrats are restraining NRIs from investing in the state. “NRI investors can file a complaint directly on my mobile number if any government official demands bribe from them,” he said.punjab Updated: Jan 17, 2018 15:36 IST
Ensuring a corruption-free and pro-industry atmosphere in Punjab with a dedicated single-window system to facilitate non-resident Indians (NRIs), Punjab local bodies, tourism and cultural affairs minister Navjot Singh Sidhu invited them to invest in the state.
Sidhu said corrupt bureaucrats are restraining NRIs from investing in the state. “NRI investors can file a complaint directly on my mobile number if any government official demands bribe from them,” he said.
Sidhu, who was in the city on Tuesday to participate in a two-day international conference at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, claimed that the state government would welcome NRI investors with open arms.
In an appeal to around two-crore Punjabi NRIs, the minister said the previous Akali-BJP government has continuously ignored the NRIs during their tenure but this is not the case under the Congress government.
Sidhu said manufacturing and tourism are the key areas where NRIs can invest and can open new doors of the progress.
He also announced to set up a chair for Punjabi diaspora in a state university. He also said that the state government would give Rs 25 lakh in next five years to establish a “Parvasi Literature Study Centre” in the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College.