Special body for Tamils living abroad

Published: 26th April 2013 08:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2013 08:59 AM   |  A+A-

The State government is taking steps to set up a commissionerate for the welfare of Tamils living in foreign countries, according to Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Minister Mohammed John.

Replying to a question raised by Colachel MLA J G Prince in the Assembly on Thursday,  Mohammed  John said that a separate administrative wing was functioning for the welfare of Tamils living in foreign countries (non-resident Tamils) now and that the government was taking steps to set up a commissionerate for them.

Finance Minister O Panneerselvam said that Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was devoting special attention on issues concerning non-resident Tamils and for their welfare.

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