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Overseas Citizens of India

  Apr 07, 2021

Overseas Citizens of India

Q Why is it in News? 

Q  Which rights are there in consolidated list of rights? 

Exemption:

Restrictions:

Q Who can be classified as an Overseas Citizen of India?

The Ministry of Home Affairs defines an OCI as a person who:

According to Section 7A of the OCI card rules, an applicant is not eligible for the OCI card if he, his parents or grandparents have ever been a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh. The category was introduced by the government in 2005.

The Government of India via Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2015 merged the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) category with OCI category in 2015.

Q  Who can be classified as Non Resident Indian (NRI)? 

Q  Who can be classified as Foreigner? 

As per the the Foreigners Act, 1946, foreigner means a person who is not a citizen of India.

The Fundamental Rights guaranteed by Articles 14, 20, 21, 21A, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 are available to all persons whether citizens or foreigners. The Fundamental Rights guaranteed by Articles 15, 16, 19, 29, and 30 are available only to citizens of India.