Indian Govt. to prepare precise data of NRI marriages fraud Cases
MINISTRY OF OVERSES
INDIAN AFFAIRS TAKES VARIOUS MEASURES TO CREATE AWARENESS ON NRI
New Delhi, August 23, 2006
A number of instances of hardships arising from Non-Indian Resident
marriages as well as cases of alleged fraud have come to the notice
of the Government from time to time. However, precise data is not
available, as such cases are reported to different Ministries, institutions
and to the State Governments etc.
The problems relating to NRI marriages have engaged the attention
of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs since its formation in
2004. The problem was earlier examined by the High Level Committee
on Indian Diaspora (HLCID). It had made a few recommendations. These
recommendations have been referred to the State Governments for
necessary action. The National Commission for Women has also examined
the problems relating to NRI marriages and has made some recommendations.
The recommendations of NCW are being examined by Government. A proposal
that India join The Hague Conference on Private International Law
as a member State is also being processed by Government.
The Ministry is also taking various measures to create awareness
on this issue. The measures include publishing a guidance booklet
on marriages to overseas Indians and publicity through print and
electronic media. The Ministry also organized a National Consultation
in Delhi in February, 2006. To increase awareness, MOIA in collaboration
with the National Commission for Women organized a workshop in Chandigard
in June, 2006 to address the problems relating to marriages with
overseas Indians. Another workshop is being organized in Kerala
in September, 2006. Similar workshops are being proposed in other
This information was given by the Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs,
Shri Vayalar Ravi in Lok Sabha today.