Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched an ambitious NRI unified portal.
- The State Government of Uttar Pradesh will prepare a database of the migrant worker of the state working in other countries of the world. It will help the government in providing then better assistance during any emergency condition.
- At launch, CM Yogi Adityanath said that the portal would not only help in investment in the state but also provide an opportunity for those who want to go abroad. He also said that the portal would also prove helpful to overseas Indians and NRIs to get their problems with the local administration or the State Government resolved.
- The NRI department of state will use festivals to connect with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in other countries. The NRI department in the state will be live streaming the Deepotsav festival in Ayodhya during Diwali and then the Holi celebrations in Vrindavan too. Other Uttar Pradesh festivals and cultural events will also be a part of this initiative.
Source: All India Radio
You Should Also Know:
Who is NRI or PIO? – According to India’s Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, an Indian citizen residing outside India for a combined total of at least 182 days in a financial year is considered to be a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) or Person of Indian Origin (PIO). NRIs are eligible to vote, and most importantly they only have to pay income tax on that money which they earn in the Republic Of India.
NRI Day is celebrated on 9th of January every year.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of India: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (Minister), V. Muraleedharan (Minister of State)