The central government on Wednesday said India’s National Income measured as Net National Income at market prices and Per Capita National Income measured as Per Capita Net National Income at market prices have been increasing during the past three years.
Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation V.K. Singh unveiled a list of states highlighting this fact in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
He said the estimates of National Income and Per Capita Income for the current financial year will be released in February 2016.
As per the data, Tamil Nadu clocked the top spot having a per capita income of Rs.128,366 followed by Uttarakhand with Rs.115632.
Uttar Pradesh and Bihar featured on the bottom at Rs. 40,373 and Rs. 36,143 respectively.
On August 4, Thursday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the King of Saudi Arabia has given instructions to help the thousands of Indian workers stuck in the Gulf kingdom, including giving them free passage back home.
The minister informed the Rajya Sabha that the Saudi King has instructed his officials to resolve the crisis faced by Indians.
“The Saudi King has instructed his officials to solve the problem in two days. General (Retd) VK Singh is there. He met the Labour Minister there on Wednesday, he said instructions have been given to give the Indian worker’s exit visa; they will send them back in their own flights, at their own expense,” Sushma Swaraj toldRajya Sabha.
“They have also permitted that those who are found suitable may be given another job,” she said.
The leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad also welcomed the move. “This is a very good thing. we must thank them on behalf of people of India,” he said.
Some 7,700 Indian workers employed with a company in Saudi Arabia are facing a financial crisis after it shut down and laid off workers. Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh is in Riyadh to sort out the problem, including arranging to bring back those workers who want to return. (IANS)
The decision came after a few complaints from the Gulf countries that some recruiting agencies were duping Indians by promising lucrative jobs abroad.
In response to a plea by an Indian national from Saudi Arabia, Sushma Swaraj suggested him to hand over the name and address of his fake recruitment agent to VK Singh.
The external affairs minister tweeted “recruitment agent must secure your return or face arrest.”
As per the study, around five million Indians temporarily or permanently live in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Earlier this month, Ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA) was merged with the Ministry of external affairs.
Sushma Swaraj stated on January 7, “As minister for external affairs and overseas Indian affairs, I realized that substantial work of MOIA is done through our missions abroad,” in which she added ”Therefore, I proposed to honorable prime minister that MOIA should be merged with the ministry of external affairs.”
The minister proclaimed “The prime minister has kindly accepted my proposal. So the MOIA will now be part of the ministry of external affairs.”The MOIA, dedicated to the multitude of Indian nationals settled abroad, was established in May 2004 as the ministry of non-resident Indians’ affairs. Later, it was renamed the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs in September 2004.(IANS)
New Delhi: The withdrawal of post-study work visa has led to a decrease in the number of Indian students studying in Britain, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said on Wednesday.
“The number of Indian students enrolled in UK universities was 39,090 in 2010-11, 29,900 in 2011-12, 22,385 in 2012-13 and 19,750 in 2013-14, according to data published by UK Higher Education Statistics Agency,” Singh said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
“Withdrawal of the post-study work visa facility for students is one of the reasons to adversely affect the number of Indian students aspiring to study in the UK,” he said.
The minister said this issue was raised consistently by India in bilateral discussions with Britain.
“The UK side has acknowledged a decline in Indian students going to study to that country. They said there is no cap on Indian students going to study in the UK and that they in fact welcome Indian students to the United Kingdom,” he added. (IANS)