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, Arvind Kumar (Retired Justice)
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Punjab Politics News

Punjab General News

Jaitley in ‘rape’ remark row

Saturday, 23/08/2014

http://epaper.dailypostindia.com/Details.aspx?id=113271&boxid=62679&uid=&dat=2014-08-23

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on Friday at the centre of a row over his “small rape incident” remark with attack being mounted on him from various quarters even as he said he had not referred to any particular case and that he had no intention of trivialising any crime.

 

NRI NEWS

Sham marriages - Centre mulls tougher law to nail accused NRIs

Monday, 01/09/2014

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2014/20140901/punjab.htm#23

Chandigarh : With the process of extraditing a wanted criminal or repatriating an illegal immigrant to his home country taking decades and limited to hardened criminals, the Centre is trying to find means to shorten the process besides bringing NRIs accused of fraudulent or sham marriages under its purview.