Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has been set up an Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) as a not-for-profit-Trust in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The Centre is a one-stop- shop for serving the interests of the Overseas Indian Community and has the mandate to cover two broad areas viz: Investment Facilitation and knowledge Networking.

2.The objectives of the Centre are:

(i) Promote Overseas Indian Investment into India and facilitate business partnership by giving authentic and real time information;

(ii) Function as clearing house for all investment related information. This is done by processing information on a real time basis through ICT platform;

(iii) Establish and maintain a Diaspora Knowledge Network (DKN) by creating a database of Overseas Indians, who would act as Knowledge Diaspora and whose knowledge resources could be using ICT platform;

(iv) The objectives of the OIFC are to bring the Indian States, Indian Business and potential Overseas Indian Investors on the same platform and to facilitate the investors to identify the investment opportunities;

(v) Provide a host of advisory services to PIO and NRIs. These could include matters such as consular questions, stay in India, investment and financial issues etc.

3.The OIFC was formally launched on 28th May, 2007. The Centre is being managed by the CII. Further details for the CII may be obtained from: CEO, OIFC, Plot No. 249-F, Sector 18, Udyog Vihar, Phase-IV, Gurgaon-122015, Haryana, India.

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