29 May 2012

Financial Assistance Limit for Deserted NRI Woman Increased

The Indian Missions/Posts namely the High Commission of India in London, the High Commission of India in Georgetown and Embassy of India in Doha (Qatar) had sought the enhancement of the amount of assistance which at $1500 per case was considered inadequate. The Seminar on NRI Marriages held in February 2011 in New Delhi, had also recommended a revision of the scheme. As a result thereof, the scheme has been revised with effect from 30th November’ 2011 whereby the limit of financial assistance under the scheme has been increased to US$3,000 per case in developed countries and US$2,000 per case in developing countries, to be released to the empanelled Legal Counsel of the applicant or Indian community association/women’s organization/ Non Government Organization concerned, as initial legal aid for documentation and preparatory work for filing the case. 

This information was given by the Minister of Overseas Indian Affair, Shri Vayalar Ravi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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