Overseas Indian professionals can work in India: PM

January 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghChennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Qualified overseas Indian professionals can soon practice in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Thursday.”The overseas Indian citizenship scheme, which we had announced in 2006, has elicited an overwhelming response,” the prime minister told delegates at the seventh Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - India’s annual convention to connect with its diaspora.

“I am therefore happy to announce that henceforth OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) card holders who are qualified professionals - doctors, dentists, pharmacists, engineers, architects and chartered accountants - will have the benefit of practicing their professions in India,” he said.

“Further details to operationalise this benefit will be worked out soon,” the prime minister said.

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