'New Bill, policy changes on emigration in the offing'

Monday, 29 November 2010, 10:35 Hrs
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'New Bill, policy changes on emigration in the offing'
New Delhi:Government is seriously considering introduction of a new Bill on emigration in Parliament soon and changes in its policy, including abolition of sponsorship for visit visas, aimed at protecting the interest of Indians working abroad.

Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vyalar Ravi told a conference of Heads of Missions (HOMs) here today that among the changes planned were on issues relating to life insurance for Indian labourers working abroad, abolition of sponsorships to visit overseas and curbing the trend of going abroad on visit visas.

The conference is being attended by HOMs from the Gulf Coordination Committee (GCC) countries, Jordan, Libya, Yemen, Malaysia and Maldives.

Ravi said his ministry is holding consultations with other ministries on the policy changes and once they are completed these changes will be taken to the Cabinet for approval.
Source: PTI
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