Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister reviewed the working of the Foreigners Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs here today.
The Foreigners Division made a presentation to the Home Minister on Visa Policy Citizenship Act, Foreigners’ Contribution and Registration Act, (FCRA) and related issues. It was explained that the integrated online visa system presently covers 148 Indian Missions and the online foreigners’ registration system inside India has reached 80% coverage.
The Home Minister appreciated the FCRA Outreach Seminars in different parts of the country and desired that all Non Government Organisations (NGOs) receiving foreign funds are sensitized about the compliance with FCRA Act and rules. Shri Rajnath Singh appreciated the need to strengthen security while facilitating legitimate travelers and instructed that Immigration, Visa, Foreigners Registration and Tracking (IVRFT) Project should be implemented at the earliest. The Home Minister expressed the need to enhance developmental aspects of visa policy to promote tourism and other sectors of the economy.