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QUESTION NO.1446 DATA BASE ABOUT OVERSEAS INDIANS

March 08, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1446
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.03.2018

DATA BASE ABOUT OVERSEAS INDIANS

1446. DR. VIKAS MAHATME:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Ministry has created a Task Force for collection of basic data and compilation, after creation of a data base about overseas Indians;

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the lack of manpower is the reason behind these inefficiencies shown by Indian Missions/Posts abroad; and

(d) whether the Ministry has considered taking the help of local organisations/associations of Indians, in facilitation of better data collection?

 

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]


(a) to (d) The collection of basic data about overseas Indians is being done by strengthening the online mechanism of ‘E-Migrate’. This portal collects basic data about all Emigration Check Required (ECR) category emigrants before their departure. Other categories of emigrants are encouraged to voluntarily register on the online portal. Similarly, Overseas Indians are encouraged to voluntarily provide their basic data to Missions/Posts. In many countries, Missions/Posts obtain data of overseas Indians from host Governments. General Data Protection Regulations/ Privacy Laws practiced in several foreign countries hinder Indian Missions/Posts abroad to collect data of overseas Indians through any Task Force or any Indian Associations. No manpower constraints have been felt in this endeavor so far.

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