The decision followed Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s reiteration that emigrant related issues would be “best looked after by a single organisation”.
In a letter to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, Ashish, a project manager with Tata Consultancy Services said he had travelled to USA on August 10, 2015.
“The NRI community is feeling let down by the government’s decision… A separate ministry for overseas Indians is a must to address their concerns,” Kerala chief minister said.
The proposal for merger was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also holds charge of the MOIA said.
The summit will focus on India’s engagement with Africa in terms of cooperation, trade and capacity building among other issues.
According to sources, most of these positions will be taken up by late December or early January. While Delhi has cleared the names, it has to await the approval of the foreign governments — except for the post of envoy to the UN.
The complete list of Indians injured and killed in the Mecca Grand Mosque accident.
The six were among seven nationals who were initially reported missing when two boats carrying a total of 21 Indian nationals, came under aerial attack on September 8.
External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said that India has made it clear that hosting of Kashmiri separatists will be contrary to the spirit of the Ufa understanding.
The CAG had criticised the MEA for purchasing a French government-owned property in Paris, which was not suitable to be used to set up an Indian cultural centre.
On Tuesday, Sushma announced that the government will bring Geeta back to India after Indian High Commissioner T C A Raghavan met her in Karachi.
The couple has also attached some documents along with their application, claiming that Geeta – a hearing and speech-impaired Indian woman stranded in Pakistan – is their daughter.
The MEA’s attitude towards the talks by the two heads of government is interesting.
Foreign policymaking benefits from diverse inputs. But lateral entry is avoidable.
Passport office slashes waiting time for appointment.