IEP Chandigarh, January 12
With the commitment of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to resolve all the genuine grievances of Punjabi Diaspora living across the globe, Punjab NRIs Affairs Department has set the ball rolling to establish more Fast Track Courts especially for cases related to NRIs. NRIs Affairs Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal will meet Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court soon to work out the legal and other modalities in this regard.
In a meeting with Officials of NRIs Affairs Department, ADGP NRI, Commissioner NRI Sabha and NIC here at Punjab Bhawan regarding the status of grievances brought during ‘NRI Punjabiyan Nal Milni’ held across Punjab, the Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that he will meet Chief Justice shortly to work out the legal modalities to expedite the process for setting up more NRIs Fast Track Courts.
The Cabinet Minister also instructed to depute Legal Advisors to provide requisite legal aid to NRIs. He also ordered concerned Deputy Commissioners to resolve around 50 percent grievances brought during these ‘Milni Programs’ through their Nodal Officers appointed specially for the cases of NRIs.
Reiterating the commitment of Punjab Government to take every step for the well being of NRIs, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal also asked the officials of the department to issue Demi-Official (DO) letter to concerned Deputy Commissioner, Nodal Officer, Tehsildars and Station House Officers (SHOs), Patwaris and Thana Munshis to provide all requisite help and logistic support to sort out all the issues of Punjabi Diaspora. He also asked the officials to spread information district wise about the concerned NRIs Nodal Officers with their contact details.
The Cabinet Minister further added that the panel of Legal Experts will also be constituted to extend helping hand to NRIs pertaining to resolve their issues at various levels. He also summoned the report from officials about the cases resolved during ‘NRIs Milni Programs’.
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