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Budget 2019: Sitharaman Proposes Giving NRIs Aadhar Cards Upon Arrival In India

Mumbai: Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed in his first budget speech that it is mandatory for non-resident Indians (NRIs) to have a passport, which is the Aadhar card on arrival without their waiting period of 180 days.

“I propose to consider issuing Aadhar Card for NRIs with Indian passport after their arrival in India without waiting for the mandatory 180 days,” she said.

On the other hand, she also announced that 18 new diplomatic missions will be opened in various locations across India.

“We have decided to open Indian embassies and high commission where India does not have diplomatic missions yet. We have approved 18 new Indian diplomatic missions in Africa,” Sitharaman said.

Meanwhile, she announced PM Modi to introduce, “A new series of coins of Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 20 easily identifiable to the visually impaired were released by the PM on 7th March 2019. These coins will be made available for public use shortly,” she said.

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