Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

President signs ordinance amending Citizenship Act, 1955

Published: January 7, 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinance that amend’s Citizenship Act, 1955. Earlier, union government had promulgated this ordinance in order to merge Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes. Thus, providing life-long Indian visa facility to PIOs. It was signed on the eve of the opening of the three-days meet ..

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Government gives nod for Ordinances to amend Citizenship Act, 1955 & Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

Published: December 30, 2014

Union government has given its nod for ordinance route to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. This move of government comes few days before Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2015 which marks the centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa on January 9, 1915.   Key facts ..

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