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Government of India
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
11-December-2014 18:03 IST
Voting rights to NRIs

The Minister of State in the ministries of Overseas Indian Affairs & External Affairs General (Retd

 

The Minister of State in the ministries of Overseas Indian Affairs & External Affairs General (Retd.) V. K. Singh said in Rajya Sabha today that the estimated number of NRIs is 1,00,37,761 as per data compiled in May, 2012.  All NRIs who fulfill eligibility criteria of Section 20A of the Representation of People Act, 1950 have right to enroll as overseas electors and cast their vote.  So far 11,846 NRIs have enrolled as overseas electors.  The State-wise list of overseas electors is as follows:

 

ELECTORAL ROLL DATA-2014

OVERSEAS ELECTORS

 

S.No.

Name of State /UT

Overseas Indian Electors

 

 

Men

Women

Total

1.

ANDHAR PRADESH

1

0

1

2.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

0

0

0

3.

ASSAM

0

0

0

4.

BIHAR

0

0

0

5.

CHHATTISGARH

1

1

2

6.

GOA

19

8

27

7.

GUJARAT

5

2

7

8.

HARYANA

10

2

12

9.

HIMACHAL PRADESH

1

1

2

10.

JAMMU & KASHMIR

0

0

0

11.

JHARKHAND

0

0

0

12.

KARNATAKA

0

0

0

13.

KERALA

10878

570

11448

14.

MADHYA PRADESH

4

2

6

15.

MAHARASHTRA

0

0

0

16.

MANIPUR

0

0

0

17.

MEGHALAYA

0

0

0

18.

MIZORAM

0

0

0

19.

NAGALAND

0

0

0

20.

ODISHA

0

0

0

21.

PUNJAB

81

57

138

22.

RAJASTHAN

1

0

1

23

SIKKIM

1

0

1

24.

TAMIL NADU

66

46

112

25.

TRIPURA

0

0

0

26

UTTARAKHAND

0

0

0

27.

UTTAR PRADESH

1

0

1

28.

WEST BENGAL

3

1

4

29.

A & N ISLANDS

0

0

0

30.

CHANDIGARH

3

3

6

31.

DAMAN & DIU

7

2

9

32.

D & N HAVELI

0

0

0

33.

NCT OF DELHI

10

3

13

34.

LAKSHADWEEP

0

0

0

35.

PUDUCHERRY

48

8

56

TOTAL

11140

706

11846

 

The Indian Missions in major Indian diaspora countries have been addressed to facilitate NRI enrolment through distribution of Form 6-A for registration, distribution of material on NRI registration, dissemination of information about ECI/ CEO’s website for proper acquaintance with the process and procedure besides nominating nodal officers for the purpose.  The Chief Electoral Officers have since been directed to promote registration of NRIs through dissemination of information and targeted campaign.  Increasing NRI registration has been included as one of the objectives set out in the ‘Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP)-II’ project document.  Under the project ‘Targeted programmes/ communication interventions for registration of NRIs and Service Voters’ have been carried out by the Chief Electoral Officers.

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