Ministry Of External Affairs Tightens Rules For Partner Visas, Consular Services; Here Are All The Changes

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Ministry Of External Affairs Tightens Rules For Partner Visas, Consular Services; Here Are All The Changes

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has tightened the standards for the selection of partner visas and consular services to the Indian diaspora and foreign visitors. This decision comes into effect in an effort to reduce predatory pricing. It is worth noting that the Ministry of External Affairs Indian Missions is a foreigner’s first point of contact.

Ministry Of External Affairs Tightens Rules

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The MEA looks after providing services to all foreigners travelling to India as well as Indians who are relocating abroad. This is to improve the image and reputation of India. Note that the MEA’s Indian Missions are the first points of contact. This includes all foreigners entering India. From Indian citizens, and people of Indian origin (PIO) to foreigners living abroad who are travelling to India.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has started a transformative initiative to reform and strengthen its tendering and evaluation process in a comprehensive way to choose the best-outsourced service providers, according to Jyoti Mayal, President of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI). 

The four pillars of quality services, sustainable and viable price, data protection and security, and ethical practices and integrity are strongly stressed, even though L1 pricing is the main focus. (As per Hindustan Times)

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India Is Leading In Many Fields

Jyoti Mayal said that a visitor’s initial opinion of India is formed during their stay in the country. Hence, the MEA must concentrate on providing quality, effective, and affordable services to them. 

She commented on the project and noted that, because the government is committed to fulfilling the promise of the “New India,” it is crucial that anyone visiting India or dealing with an Indian Mission wherever in the globe leaves with a flawless first impression. 

As actual representations of the Indian government to the world, the Ministry of External Affairs and its Missions must therefore concentrate on providing top-notch, effective, and affordable services as probably the first step in that direction.

In his final statement, the president noted that India is establishing itself as a worldwide leader in a number of fields, including commerce, cross-border services, citizen services, etc. (As per Hindustan Times)

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