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EAM's message to PIAs, English Version , Hindi Version

Message from EAM, English Version , Hindi Version

New Additional Instructions for OCI w.e.f. 23 November 2015

The applicants shall submit the application form online and upload all the requisite documents (self-attested), photograph and signature (in the case of minors who cannot sign, left-hand thumb impression) along with the application.

All applicants would be required to bring their original documents with copies (self-attested) at the time of lodging their applications at the Embassy in person. Applications sent by post should be accompanied with original documents plus self-attested copies of the same.

Proforma can be downloaded here.

Indiasoft - India IT Show on 10th & 11th March, 2016 at Mumbai, India

The Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) will be organizing the INDIA IT SHOW in its series of its annual INDIASOFT – the 16th edition (IT event), during 10th & 11th March, 2016 at Mumbai, India. Being the only event of its kind in India, INDIASOFT- INDIA IT SHOW is sponsored by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

There will be around 150 Indian IT companies displaying a world of innovations in various verticals of IT including Software Development, Software products Embedded Systems, Information Security, Web & Mobile Marketing, Cloud Computing, IoT/ M2M, etc. More details can be accessed from the INDIASOFT 2016 website

Like in previous years, INDIASOFT- INDIA IT SHOW would sharply focus on the huge EUROPEAN UNION MARKET. The event would give an IT business delegation from EUROPE an excellent opportunity to interact with several domestic and overseas IT companies.

Under the MAI Programme of the Department of Commerce, Government of India, the Council would provide a complimentary air ticket (one delegate per company) (to and fro --- economy class) to select software companies provided those selected companies meet the following criteria:

  • The company should not have availed of this facility in earlier INDIASOFT events
  • The company should be genuine software importers or companies seeking joint ventures / tie-ups and / or outsourcing opportunities with Indian companies.

The visiting delegate will only have to make his/her own stay arrangements for which our travel agent can provide assistance. The details of Indian IT Exhibiting companies is continuously being highlighted on the website for the delegates to keep accessing it for arranging business meetings with the participating Indian IT companies.

Proforma can be downloaded here.

India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians

The India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) is a not for profit Trust established to serve as a credible institutional avenue to enable overseas Indians to engage in philanthropy to supplement India’s social development efforts. IDF-OI channelises the philanthropic propensities and resources of the overseas Indian community into national development and social projects.

The Trust has a two-tier structure comprising the Board of Trustees and the Executive Directorate. The Foundation is chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs.

The broad objectives of the Trust are:

  1. Lead overseas Indian philanthropy into India and facilitate partnerships through single window facilitation and by building philanthropic partnerships.
  2. Establish and maintain a ‘Social Capital and Philanthropy Network’ on India that can provide a list of credible institutions, projects and programmes.
  3. Function as a clearing house for all philanthropy related information on India.
  4. Partner with and encourage credible philanthropic organisations in the sectors that best match need based philanthropy.
  5. Promote accountability and ‘good practices’ in overseas Indian philanthropy.

IDF-OI is partnering with international, national and state level NGOs as well as State Governments and local self government institutions, for effective implementation. 33 NGOs (Non- Governmental Organizations who are FCRA approved by MHA) from 7 States have officially confirmed their participation to IDF- OI with their projects. These projects cover a wide gamut of activities such as skills development, local self governance, education for children, health initiatives, sustainable agriculture and livelihood creation, vocational training programmes, programmes for visually challenged and differently abled children among others. Besides these, State Govts have also confirmed their participation to IDF-OI. Since 2011, IDF-OI has helped in channelizing contributions from overseas donors towards social development projects in Assam, Rajasthan and Gujarat in the areas of water conservation, rainwater harvesting, educating and mainstreaming differently abled children, women’s education and sustainable livelihood.

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