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For details of the OCI Scheme and PIO Cards, please visit Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs website http://moia.gov.in/.


Information on OCI Scheme and PIO Cards is also available on Ministry of Home Affairs website http://www.mha.nic.in


Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra (PBK), New Delhi


Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi has constructed the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister on 2nd October 2016.The Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, located at Dr. Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi was launched by the External Affairs Ministry as part of its efforts towards deeper engagement with the Indian Diaspora and intended to benefit the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs). The facilities available at the PBK include – an auditorium (Capacity of over 300 persons), Conference rooms (with different dimensions that can accommodate from 20 to 35 persons), class rooms that can be used for training sessions/workshops, a Banquet Hall having aesthetically elegant interior décor (can seat about 120 persons) and a restaurant areas which can be used for larger sit-down or buffet lunches/dinners (over 300 for buffet), and 24 guest rooms. One modern Museum on Mahatma Gandhi with significant level of digital character, and a library comprising about three thousand titles with orientation towards the Diaspora-related subjects/themes/authorship, are the added attractions.


The facilities at PBK (excluding the Museum and the Library which are accessible to all visitors free of charge) are on payment basis, but heavily discounted for PIOs and PIO associations. The facility is exclusively for pravasi related activities and also for the broader interest of pravasis. No request for private nature will be entertained.


Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) with an OCI/PIO Card can book the guest rooms directly by writing to PBK at e mail: reservations.pbk@mea.gov.in (Phone No.s +91-11-24156400/ 24156430/24156405. NRIs per se are not eligible for guest rooms. However, other facilities can be considered on the merit of the case if it is related to pravasi affairs. Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardees, Office bearers of Indian Associations/Business Chambers can also avail the facilities of PBK in New Delhi on the basis of recommendation from Indian Embassy.

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