The monsoon session of Parliament got here to an finish. The session has been made quick by seven days resulting from issues in regards to the unfold of coronavirus. The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday was knowledgeable that sixteen international locations, together with Bhutan, Nepal, Haiti, and Mauritius, are at the moment offering visa-free entry to passport holding residents of India.
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Muraleedharan V, Minister of State for Exterior Affairs stated in a written reply to one of many questions in Rajya Sabha that there are at the moment 36 international locations that present e-visa facility to Indian strange passport holders and likewise, there are 43 international locations that present visa-on-arrival facility. Mr. Muraleedharan stated, “There are 16 international locations which offer visa-free entry to Indian strange passport holders”.
Based on the info supplied by the minister, Nepal, Barbados, Bhutan, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong SAR, Mauritius, Montserrat, the Maldives, Niue Island, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia and Trinidad, Tobago, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines are offering visa-free entry to Indian strange passport holders.
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Myanmar, Iran, and Indonesia are among the many 43 international locations that are offering a visa-on-arrival facility to passport holding residents of India. And Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and Malaysia are a few of 26 international locations which have an e-visa facility, in accordance with the data supplied by Murleedharan. Then again, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and Malaysia are among the many 36 international locations that are e-visa facility to Indian strange passport holders, in accordance with the data supplied by the minister.
Mr. Muraleedharan stated that the federal government has been making so many efforts to maximise the variety of international locations that present visa-on-arrival, visa-free journey, and e-visa services to supply straightforward worldwide journey for Indian residents. He additional added that whereas the issuance of a visa and the method of conducting visa-related stuff is the sovereign and unique determination of the international locations, the matter associated to simpler visa coverage for Indian residents is taken up at common intervals in bilateral conferences and boards with international international locations.
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In the meantime, the US President, Donald Trump, and his administration is all able to make it troublesome for US corporations to rent international individuals on H-1B non-immigrant short-term visas by proscribing it to a restrict, the definition of ‘specialty’ occupation and elevating minimal wages for workers. They imagine each of those measures would be certain that Individuals usually are not displaced or denied employment due to the migrant staff or staff who’re at all times accessible at cheaper charges.