Monday, October 14, 2013

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Visa on arrival initiated by a government of India

NEW DELHI: government has taken an initiative to clear the road for the tourist so that they can enjoy and explore a beauty of India by giving them Visa on arrivals to 40 countries by setting up an online application system for visa and visa on arrival for pensioners and for those who attending conferences.

Which means overseas traveler would be able to avail a visa within a click and the citizens of 40 countries like that of the US, the UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Russia and China will get a visa on their arrivals which means you don’t have long foe hassles beside that government have also given yes to lengthen VOA to travelers who is above 60 and also agreed to cut down the days to create a visa and at the same groups would be given a visa to be present at conference.

As said by Rajeev shukla we need to change our behavior towards tourist who arrives from overseas so as per the agreement a government has decided and agreed on the same page as mentioned before.

The ministries of tourism and home affairs are assigned with a task to prepare a roadmap and for developing an infrastructure since it requires a large amount of work force. And the visa on arrivals has also been enlisted to 11 countries including Japan, New Zealand and Vietnam.
The government is directly observing the application systems assumed by Sri Lanka where only electronic visas are issued for tourists on short visits.

An agreement was shown by all the delegates of planning commission involved in a meeting of Monday.

 Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said to TOI we looking forward to build up a special visa regime on which am going to write to the home minister stating a discussion and a result of a meeting.

Meeting was presided by a high level government official like national security advisor, delegates from a office of prime minister, representatives of Intelligence Bureau and ministers of external affairs, home and tourism graced the meeting.

As said by Shukla a agreement was held on to abridge online visa system, relaxation for those who arrives to held on conference and also for a pensioner and senior citizen.

As per the minister he said many old age and pensioner looks to visit India and for them government has taken a decision to give a relaxation for a group and a pensioner but execution of a decision is yet to be done because the home ministry believes VOA could be enhance for an inclusion of other countries but lack of staff is causing a trouble to work on a full force.

And as per the concern of ministries are concern tourism ministry has said yes to split its budget with the ministry of home affairs so that optimum numbers of executive could be appointed in an immigration center who would distribute VOA to a tourist said by Ahluwalia.

One more proposition was to bring down the figure of group of visas from the present 16 to just three -- employment, business and visitor.

And another decision was to extend its distribution to other airports like that of Goa, Gaya, Chandigarh and Amritsar where a large number of tourist lands after their arrival.
Right now a facility is accessible at international airports of Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.

The step has been taken after realizing that a tourism sector could well initiate and abridge a current account deficit During 2012-13, CAD was at an all-time high of 4.8% of GDP or $88.2 billion. Government proposes to bring it down to $70 billion or 3.8% of GDP.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had also put up his view in regards to the same with other high level officer in an account of the same.

In the year 2012 India earning from tourist arrival was $ 17.74 billion which showed an increase of 7.1% year on year but the recent dolor less growth has really manipulated the thing.
Ref:india times



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