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

Farmer, mother cremated under tight security

Thursday, 28/04/2016

http://epaper.dailypostindia.com/Details.aspx?id=155599&boxid=58470&uid=&dat=2016-04-28

Barnala : A day after a distressed farmer Baljeet Singh (35) and his mother Balbir Kaur (65) committed suicide, the two were cremated at Jodhpur village on Wednesday under tight security arrangements.

 

NRI NEWS

Khalistan banner on Baisakhi: UK MP wants action

Thursday, 28/04/2016

http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

LONDON: A banner depicting a rifle and a slogan supporting a separate Sikh nation that appeared at a Baisakhi festival in the UK city of Birmingham has led to demands for action against those who raised the flag.