India Diaspora
Senior citizens from Mauritius seek PIO cards
Mar 3, 2007 - 1:40:43 PM

New Delhi, March 3 - A delegation of senior citizens from Mauritius called upon Nirmal Singh, secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs - here, and submitted a request for obtaining Person of Indian Origin - cards gratis.

The members of the Senior Citizens Council of Mauritius - were accompanied by the Senior Citizens Council of Delhi - when they called on the Indian official Friday.

Singh assured the delegation that the ministry was working on expanding the PIO scheme and said that their request would be considered.

He added that the MOIA would look forward to interacting further with the senior citizens from Mauritius.

Several members of the delegation spoke about the facilities given to senior citizens in Mauritius including pension after 60 years of age, free medical health check-up, free public transport, and recreational facilities.

SCCD had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Senior Citizens Council of Mauritius last year. The Mauritian delegation is in India on the invitation of the SCCD.

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