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'Government working on procedures for NRI’s to vote soon'

Wednesday January 05, 2011 08:07:34 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar while addressing the curtain raiser press conference ahead of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) in New Delhi January 5 said, the government is working on the procedure for NRI voting and they would be able to get the voting rights very soon.

 

"The Parliament has passed the bill on Voting Rights to NRIs into an Act. Two rounds of discussion with Election Commission on procedures for enrolment and methods of votes have been completed", he said.

 

He said the procedure will be finalised soon and hoped that around 10 million Overseas Indians, who have Indian Passports, would be benefited from this.

 

Highlighting the features of PBD-2011, the Minister said that the focus would be on the young overseas Indians, adding, around 1300 delegates have registered for the event so far from across the world.

 

"In an endeavour to connect with and engage the younger generation of the overseas Indians with emerging India, a plenary session on “Engaging with the young overseas Indian” is being organized", he said.

 

The PBD-2011 would be web cast online and summary of proceedings put out each day.

 

"The interactive website would provide an opportunity for the Diaspora to participate in the conference from any corner of the world", he added.

The event will be held from 7th to 9th January-2011 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Governor General of New Zealand Anand Satyanand will be the Chief Guest of the annual event.
 

  

 

 

 

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