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NRIs can send funds online for Govt schemes

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 18, 2018 Published on July 31, 2016

NRIs and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) will now be able to make monetary contributions online for government’s flagship programmes ‘Swachch Bharat’ and Clean Ganga among other social sector projects, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced here today. Swaraj said this while chairing a meeting of the India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI), a not-for-profit trust established by the government to supplement the country’s social development efforts. “Facilitating diaspora’s desire to give back to India. EAM chairs 6th Board Meeting of IDF-OI in Delhi @GivingtoIndia,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. The Minister also unveiled IDF-OI’s Online Payment Gateway at the Meeting. “Glad to inform that NRIs/PIOs will now be able to make contributions online to IDF-OI, by using their credit/debit cards,” Swaraj was quoted as saying.

Published on July 31, 2016
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