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Aadhaar cards for NRI: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: Jan 10; Aiming to increase the participation of Indian diaspora in the country's various flagship programmes, the Central government is considering issuing Aadhaar cards to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj indicating on Saturday that there could be a decision regarding this in future. "So far Aadhaar card has been given to those Indians who live in India. It is not for NRIs. But you will be happy to know that the PM wants the card to be given to the NRIs," Ms Swaraj said.
 
"The Prime Minister even wants it for OCI (Overseas Citizens of India card) holders. The matter is under our consideration. No decision has been taken as discussions on it are under way. I hope soon you will hear about it," Ms Swaraj said during an interaction with several Indian diaspora community members of various countries via video-conferencing on the occasion of the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas.

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