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Overseas Indians Facilitation Centre

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) endeavours to further strengthen the bond with the Indian Diaspora, and create an enabling environment, in which Overseas Indian engage with, and benefit from, the opportunities in a rapidly developing India. To achieve this objective, MOIA has set up the Overseas Indians Facilitation Centre (OIFC) as the economic engagement arm of the MOIA. OIFC was established in 2007, as a Public Private Partnership between MOIA and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

OIFC provides the following services:

  1. Through its portal, OIFC provides updated information on India, emerging sectors, projects from State Governments open for investment. OIFC provides information on matters of economic engage to Overseas Indians, through a portal, query addressal (supported by its knowledge partners & domain experts), publications and webinars. The portal hosts details of projects open for investment, in some State Governments. The OIFC website is linked to key initiatives of the Government e.g. Make in India, Namami Gange, Swachch Bharat.

  2. Answers queries from Overseas Indians, relating to economic engagement, investment, finding business partners, rules & procedure, sectoral information, taxation etc.

  3. Organizes tailor-made visits, b-2B meetings for incoming business delegations of Indian Diaspora.

  4. OIFC organizes annual overseas Diaspora Engagement Meets in selected foreign countries which serve as a face to face platform for interaction with accompanying business leaders from India and the attending overseas Indian delegates.

For more information kindly visit OIFC's website

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