Government to help overseas Indians trace their roots

October 27th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The ministry of overseas Indian affairs is planning to launch a project for the people of Indian origin to trace their roots.The ministry has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with a company, Indiaroots, for tracing roots.

Under the program, an overseas Indian can submit an application along with a fee of Rs.20,000. Later the ministry will forward the application to Indiaroots, along with an advance amount of Rs.6,000 for tracing the ancestry of the applicants within a period of three months.

If the roots were successfully traced, the balance amount will be released to the company.

In case the attempt is not successful, a further amount of only Rs.4,000 will be released to Indiaroots and the government will refund foreign currency equivalent to Rs.10,000 to the applicant.

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