Two day Non Resident Punjabi Sammelan Jan 10-11 ' 2014 concluded at Jalandhar with a big bang. Over 1000 NRIs and delegations participated at this mega event in which Punjab government wanted to boost their image as an investment and NRI friendly state. Many major NRI friendly policies regarding properties and investments were announced and explained.
The event left mixed reactions from the community. MORE
The Punjab government has decided to offer special privilege card to all NRIs of Punjabi origin, entitling them to discounts at different shops, malls, hotels, restaurants and jewellery shops. Talking to The Indian Express, Commissioner (NRI Affairs) B Purushartha said: "The card will be launched tomorrow. It can be used for reservation of NRI wards in educational institutions that offer a quota in admissions. The card holder will also get preferential treatment at various reputed hospitals, schools and commercial establishments."
Around 50% of 700 complaints handled by Punjab State Commission for NRIs during the past two years were related to land disputes, indicating the seriousness of land grabbing cases in the state."After the formation of the commission, we have received around 350 complaints related to property disputes from NRIs," said chairman of the commission Justice (retired) Arvind Kumar on the occasion of the second anniversary of the commission's formation.
The Punjab Government has established 11 NRI Police Stations for speedy redressal of complaints involving Non-Resident Indians. The state government has issued a notification according to which all police districts comes under the jurisdiction of these 11 NRI police stations.
Disclosing this here on Sunday, Inspector General of Police and Head NRI Police Wing Punjab, Gurpreet Kaur Deo, said that earlier in 2008 government has set up 6 NRI police stations and now keeping in view the demand of people this number has been increased to 11.
The government has set up an independent Police wing which has been strengthened with more powers to solve NRI's cases, IGP said. MORE
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