He also announced visa on arrival facility for the American citizens and electronic arrival authorization for them.

Person of Indian Origin and Overseas Indian citizen category to be merged to create a single category to remove the discrepancies and to help those whose spouses are of different nationality. There will not be any police reporting for those staying for long durations.

Outsourcing services will be provided to give faster and hassle free service to NRI, he said, adding he may have been living miles apart but he can understand their problems.

The Pravasi Diwas will coincide with the 100 years of coming back of Mahatma Gandhi next year, he said.

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