An important service that the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs is striving to extend to the Overseas Indians is that of investment services to enable potential Overseas Indian Investors to benefit from India’s rapidly growing economy. As a first step we are bringing out this Handbook for Overseas Indians in which we have attempted to compile the relevant information which an Overseas Indian may require in his initial efforts to establish his business ties with India. The Handbook contains the latest information and has been updated till November 2006 by bringing important but otherwise scattered information from the latest press notes, RBI master circulars, Economic Survey, FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Policy, Manual of DIPP, etc. at one place.
The language of the book has been simplified by summarizing the technicalities and details of rules for the comprehension of the general Overseas Indian. Any person who would like to go into detail on the topics included in the Handbook may like to read this book along with the Compendium on Policies, Incentives and Opportunities for Overseas Indians which is also being published by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) alongwith the Handbook.We would welcome suggestions for improving this book in the next edition.