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Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre

Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC)

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has set up an Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) as a not-for-profit-Trust under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The Centre will be 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 would be 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. 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 PIOs and NRIs. These could include matters such as consular questions, stay in India, investment and financial issues etc.

3. The Centre serves as a focal point, especially for diaspora professionals and small/mid-sized entrepreneurs to build strong inter linkages with India, enabling them to expand their economic engagement with India.

4. Currently OIFC’s activities include, query addressal on various issues faced by the NRI’s & PIO’s, a robust online business networking portal, projection of member States’ projects, 16X5 live facilitation services. Road Shows through Investors Interactive Meets in various countries, Market Place forums in India and overseas and a Global Indian Network of Knowledge Portal.

5. The OIFC was formally launched on 28th May, 2007 with the signing of MoU between the MOIA and the CII. The Centre is being managed by the CII.

6. Further details may be obtained from Ms. Sujatha Sudarshan, CEO-OIFC, C/o Confederation of Indian Industry,  249-F, Sector 18, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon - 122 015, Haryana (India).

7. The OIFC may be accessed at Facebook Link https://www.facebook.com/OIFC.IN/?ref=page_internal externalicon