India To Ease Visa Policies To Boost Service Sector

Indian Commerce and Industry Ministry is planning to frame a comprehensive visa policy to boost service sector of the country. A proposal for the same is being prepared at the Indian Prime Minister’s office. 

Regarding the proposal, the Indian Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotica held discussions with the Home Ministry and other departments. 

The New visa policies will relax visa norms to the tourism, healthcare sectors and to the business individuals coming to India to attend conferences and seminars. 

The Commerce Ministry official said that “We want relaxation in visa norms for industries including healthcare, tourism, business and people coming for seminars and conferences. A note would be sent to the Home Ministry as it is their domain,” 

The Commerce ministry’s initiative strengthens India’s service trade. 

Another Commerce Ministry official stated that India is missing significant opportunity worth $80 billion annually. Even the small countries are attracting millions of travelers every year, whereas tourists’ inflow to India is very low.