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Nodel officers to be appointed in every district for faciliation of NRIs: Kuldeep singh Dhalwal

PUNJABNEWSEXPRESS | March 29, 2022 04:49 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab NRI Affairs Minister S. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, on Tuesday, said that Punjab Government has decided to appoint nodal officers in all 23 districts of Punjab for the ease of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).

While chairing a high level review meeting with the officials of the NRI Affairs department and members of NRI Commission, the Cabinet Minister issued the directions that the appointment of the nodal officers should be made in a transparent manner and working of these officers should be reviewed by the Deputy Commissioners concerned on regular basis.

S. Dhaliwal said that Punjab Government led by Aam Aadmi Party has continuously been working with full zeal and commitment to resolve the issues of Punjabis residing in foreign countries and requisite directions have also been issued to Special Chief Secretary of the department.

The cabinet minister said that special courts will be set up in districts of Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana and Bathinda to resolve cases related to NRIs in timely manner. He said that directions have been issued to department officials to immediately initiate the process in this regard and the physical work would be started soon on the ground.

S. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that apart from these steps, the state government would also coordinate with Union Government and embassy to resolve the problems of NRIs which were they facing out of the state. He added that he would personally take up the matter with the ministry of external affairs and minister of home affairs of Government of India. He said that the state government would also honor the NRIs who have done commendable work in various walks of life.

He said that the NRI Affairs department will also coordinate with the Rural Development and Panchayats department to collect the village wise data of all NRIs.

S. Dhaliwal appealed all the Punjabi NRIs to actively participate in the social and sustainable development of their native villages to assist the state government in achieving desired results in the terms of overall development. He also promised to provide accountable and transparent government for holistic development of Punjab.

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