You may have to register with government before moving abroad
New Delhi : It looks like you may have to register yourself with the government first before you decide to move abroad for work or pursue studies.
This will become a reality soon if a proposal, which is a part of the draft Emigration Bill 2019, introduced by the Ministry of External Affairs gets approved by the Parliament.
According to a report in the Times of India, the proposed bill reads, “The bill makes mandatory registration/intimation of all categories of Indian nationals proceeding for overseas employment as well as students pursuing higher studies abroad. Registration/intimation is proposed to be technology/digital platform driven so as to keep emigration a swift, efficient and hassle-free process without causing any inconvenience to our workforce and students pursuing higher studies abroad.”
A recent PTI report says that ‘The Students Registration Module on the Indian students studying in various countries has been placed within the ministry’s MADAD portal (the Consular Services Management System).’ Reportedly, the data entered in this module will be voluntary and will help provide the Indian government with useful inputs on the pattern of migration and other related matters.