Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
|प्रवासी भारतीय मामलों के मंत्रालय|
|Jurisdiction||Republic of India|
Raisina Hill, New Delhi
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).
The Ministry had four functional service divisions to handle its services:
- Diaspora Services
- Financial Services
- Emigration Services
- Management Services
First two divisions were headed by Joint Secretaries. The Protector General of Emigrants (PGoE) headed the Overseas Employment Services Division. The Social Services Unit and the Management Services Unit were staffed with officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary. The Information Services Unit was headed by Senior Technical Director (NIC).
Merger with Ministry of External Affairs
- "Overview". Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "About Us". Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. Archived from the original on 15 August 2007.
- "Pravasi Bharatiya Divas". Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs website.
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