Assistance for Indian women deserted by NRI husbands increased to USD 4,000: MEA
The External Affairs Ministry has increased the amount of legal and financial assistance for Indian women deserted by their NRI husbands in 13 countries to USD 4,000 per case, the Rajya Sabha was told today.
The Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) Guidelines were revised in September 2017 with an aim to provide financial and legal assistance to distressed women married to NRI spouses by all Missions and Posts, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh told the Rajya Sabha.
The assistance is released to the impaneled legal counsel of the applicant or Indian Community Association, women’s organization and NGO concerned to enable it to take steps to assist the woman in documentation and preparatory work for filing the case, he added.
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