About Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, MOIA, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, indian diaspora Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs In this increasingly inter-dependent and inter-connected world, Overseas Indians are becoming 'Global Citizens'. Even so, our shared culture and shared values bond all of us together. The Indian Diaspora is a pluralistic community just as India is. It holds within its fold, people of different languages, faiths and regions. The spirit of India transcends the narrow barriers of religion, language, caste or class, both within and outside the Indian nation. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is a dynamic, young and interactive ministry, dedicated to the multitude of Indian Nationals settled abroad. Established in May 2004 as the Ministry of Non-Resident Indians’ Affairs, it was renamed as the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) in September 2004. Driven by a mission of development through coalitions in a world without borders, MOIA seeks to connect the Indian Diaspora community with its motherland. Positioned as a ‘Services’ Ministry, it provides information, partnerships and facilitations for all matters related to Overseas Indians (comprising Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) ). It is a contemporary, lean and efficient Ministry headed by a Cabinet Minister. The Ministry has four functional service divisions to handle its diverse scope of services: Diaspora Services Financial Services Emigration Services Management Services The Ministry focuses on developing networks with and amongst Overseas Indians with the intent of building partnership with the Diaspora. Besides dealing with all matters relating to Overseas Indians, the Ministry is engaged in several initiatives with OIs for the promotion of trade and investment, emigration, education, culture, health and science & technology.
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