Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
प्रवासी भारतीय मामलों के मंत्रालय
|Jurisdiction||Republic of India|
Raisina Hill, New Delhi
|Minister responsible||Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs|
History and establishment
Ministry was established in May 2004 as the Ministry of Non-Resident Indians’ Affairs and in September 2004 it was renamed as the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA). Driven by a mission of development through coalitions in a world without borders, MOIA seeks to connect the Indian Diaspora community with its motherland.
The Ministry has four functional service divisions to handle its diverse scope of services:
- Diaspora Services
- Financial Services
- Emigration Services
- Management Services
First two divisions are headed by Joint Secretaries. The Protector General of Emigrants (PGoE) heads the Overseas Employment Services Division. The social Services Unit and the Management Services Unit are staffed with officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary. The Information Services Unit is headed by Senior Technical Director (NIC).
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