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Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry abolished


By News Desk

New Delhi & Melbourne: The new NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has abolished the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs – MOIA (Earlier headed by Mr. Vayalar Ravi in the UPA government) and merged it with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). So, now there is no independent or separate Ministry in the Indian government for the Indian Diaspora spread all over the world.
SAT checked the PIB site and found that Mrs. Sushma Swaraj is the Minister handling external affairs and overseas Indians affairs. Ex- Gen V. K. Singh (former Army chief) is the Minister of state for external affairs and overseas Indian Affairs.
A look at the MOIA site reveals it has not yet been updated or revamped.

- SAT News Service.