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 leaders support drug smugglers: Cong

Thursday, 28/05/2015

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KAPURTHALA: Members of the district Congress committee on Wednesday demanded a highlevel probe into the alleged links of Kapurthala district planning committee chairman Sarabjit Singh Makkar and Kapurthala market committee chairman Ranjit Singh Khojewal with a SAD worker, who had been recently arrested by the police in a drug-peddling case.

 

NRI NEWS

US hotelier pledges $1 million for Delhi Sikh study centre

Friday, 29/05/2015

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

NEW DELHI/NEW YORK: US-based Indian-American hotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal has pledged to donate $1 million (around `6.4 crore) to help set up a $5-million (`32 crore) Sikh Centre for International Studies at the Gurdwara Rakabganj in New Delhi.