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Overview Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is a dynamic, young and interactive ministry, dedicated to the multitude of Indian Nationals settled abroad. Established in May 2004 as the Ministry of Non-Resident Indians’ Affairs, it was renamed as the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) in September 2004. Driven by a mission of development through coalitions in a world without borders, MOIA seeks to connect the Indian Diaspora community with its motherland.

It is a contemporary, lean and efficient Ministry headed by a Cabinet Minister. The Ministry has four functional service divisions to handle its diverse scope of services:

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has established an Overseas Workers Resource Centre (OWRC) with the following objectives:

Currently OWRC provides toll free 24X7 help line support in various indian languages, three walk in counselling center and a web portal to meet its objectives.