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Help Gulf NRIs: Vinod Kumar tells external affairs OSD

Hyderabad: The Vice Chairman, B. Vinod Kumar, Telangana state Planning Board today instructed Rajasekhar OSD, Ministry of External Affairs to provide immediate and timely help to NRIs in Gulf and other countries facing problems.

Vinod Kumar said that the government of Telangana is very much concerned about NRI’s specifically gulf migrants. He asked the officials to coordinate and ensure help through the help desk,  e-library, and fix issues.

At a meeting in Secretariat, Vinod Kumar instructed, Chief Secretary and Rajasekhar to take necessary action in this regard.  Senior officers Rizvi, Aravinder Singh, and other officers were present.

The meeting took note of the opportunity presented by the States Division in Ministry of External Affairs, GOI, headed by OSD Rajasekhar, a son of the soil hailing from Nalgonda. States Division, created at the behest of PM is specifically mandated to help the states and Union Territories to be integral partners in Team India’s international engagement.

The meeting discussed issues of the Diaspora helpline to strengthen the Help Desk in TS Govt. to help citizens of TS around the world in real-time.  This covers serving our people, inter alia, wrongfully confined, and extending legal assistance, including through ICWF Indian Community Welfare Fund.  Action points include developing an SOP and database working through our missions abroad and the Overseas Indians Department of MEA etc.

Follow the best practices of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and TN that are at the forefront of international engagement and the action point is to emulate their best practices. It sought to conduct PV Narasimha Rao birth centenary celebrations suitably drafting our missions abroad in identified cities to qualitatively scale up.

The meeting asked to conduct Celebration of TS formation day on June 2nd in identified key international destinations, availing the state facilitation funds of the States Division. Other things figured were to establish an E-Library to project Telangana’s glorious heritage,  set up an Education Hub. Take the initiative to make Hyderabad an Education hub, attracting reputed foreign universities, in consonance with the evolving policy of Gol.

SOURCE-NSS