NRI Commission of Punjab

The NRI Commission of Punjab is a four member State Commission with powers of a civil court with the objective to safeguard the interests of the NRI community in the state. The Commission would have all powers of the civil court, particularly in the matters such as summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person, examining him on oath and requiring the discovery and production of documents. The Commission will also have the power to receive evidence on affidavits, requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office, issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses and documents and any other matter which may be prescribed.

The Commission is headed by a retired judge of High Court and the other members include an IAS officer not below the rank of Principal Secretary or Financial Commissioner to the state government and an IPS officer not below the rank of ADGP. The chairperson and the members are appointed by the state government for a period of three years and the chairperson or a member would be eligible for reappointment for another term of three years.

The commission would be based in Chandigarh but can hold its sittings and meetings at any place within the state. The members of the commission would function in accordance with rules framed by the government. The state government will consult the commission on all major policy matters affecting the NRIs.

You may contact the NRI Commission of Punjab directly:

Punjab State Commission for NRIs,
Block A, Room No. 6, 
Punjab Civil Secretariat-2,
Sector 9 d, Chandigarh.

Ph. No. 0172-2741-330
Fax No. 0172-2741-331

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - Chairman, Rakesh Garg (Retired Justice)
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Punjab Politics News

Punjab General News

SAD leader jailed in cheque bounce case

Thursday, 02/11/2017

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FARIDKOT: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and mill owner Ramandeep Singh has been sent to Modern Jail, Faridkot, after an additional district and sessions court dismissed his appeal, challenging his conviction by a lower court in January 2017. Ramandeep, a former president of Truck Union, Faridkot, was jailed for a year after five cheques of around ₹2 crore that he had issued to Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation (Punsup) in January 2013, bounced.

 

NRI NEWS

Meet Ashok Bajaj, desi restaurateur, host to powerful leaders in US

Sunday, 03/12/2017

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WASHINGTON: It’s the corner table right in the middle of the restaurant, blocked by a wooden wall on one side, and a curtain of beads on the other. Guests at the table get a generous view of the entrance and the rest of the hall, but they themselves remain mostly out of sight.