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The 14th Meeting of the Governing Council of Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) was held on 2 July, 2015 in New Delhi co-chaired by Mr Anil Kumar Agarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) and Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Hon’ble Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Smt. SushmaSwaraj interacted briefly with members of the GC.
OIFC is a not-for-profit Trust set-up by MOIA in 2007, in partnership with CII, to promote economic & knowledge engagement of Indian Diaspora with India. Reviewing OIFC’s Action Plan for 2015-16, the Governing Council directed OIFC to undertake enhanced and sustained engagement with Overseas Indians in a proactive manner. OIFC’s role and activities will therefore be expanded to include - focussed dialogues with overseas Indians; new programmes and initiatives to strengthen outreach towards young overseas Indians; and active engagement with the State Governments to offer their investment projects to the Overseas Indians. Some of these are:
The participants of the Governing Council meeting included prominent overseas Indians; Indian industry CEOs, and senior officials from GOI Ministries and 12 state governments.