The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) has set up the Overseas Indians Facilitation Centre (OIFC) as its economic engagement arm to further strengthen the bond with the Indian Diaspora, and create an enabling environment, in which Overseas Indians engage with, and benefit from, the opportunities in a rapidly developing India. OIFC provides the following services:
a. Through its portal, OIFC provides updated information on India, emerging sectors, projects from State Governments open for investment. OIFC provides information on matters of economic engagement to Overseas Indians, through a portal www.oifc.in, query addressal (supported by its knowledge partners & domain experts), publications and webinars. The portal hosts details of projects open for investment, in some State Governments. The OIFC website is linked to key initiatives of the Government eg Make in India, Namami Gange, Swachch Bharat.
b. Answers queries from Overseas Indians, relating to economic engagement, investment, finding business partners, rules & procedure, sectoral information, taxation etc.
c. Organizes tailor-made visits, B2B meetings for incoming business delegations of Indian Diaspora
d. OIFC organizes annual overseas Diaspora Engagement Meets in select foreign countries which serve as a face to face platform for interaction with accompanying business leaders from India and the attending overseas Indian delegates.
Recently, OIFC brought out two publications: “ Spinning India’s success : Growth on Wheels” focuses on the key schemes of the Government and outlines opportunities available to Overseas Indians to participate in them. The second publication, “The Overseas Indian & India: Weaving a global fabric” cites examples of overseas Indians engaging economically with India. Both publications are available in an e-book format on the OIFC portal (www.oifc.in/spinning-Indias-success-growth-wheels and www.oifc.in/weaving-new-global-fabric).
At the annual Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD), OIFC organizes networking meetings amongst PBD delegates and between PBD delegates & government officials. This year, OIFC organized B2B meetings of visiting business delegations during PBD2015 and Indian companies, in addition to B2G meetings.
For any further details or clarification about the OIFC, Ms Charu Mathur, Chief Executive Officer, OVERSEAS INDIAN FACILITATION CENTRE (OIFC) C/O Confederation of Indian Industry, 249-F, Sector 18, Udhyog Vihar Phase IV, Gurgaon 122015 (Haryana), India, may please be contacted at Tel: 91-124-401 4055 (Dir)/ 91-124 – 401 4060-67, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org