1. Amendment in Citizenship
Ministry of Law and Justice's 'The citizenship (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015' dated 6th January, 2015 - http://www.egazette.nic.in/EnhancedSearch.aspx or
2. Amendment in OCI Card
Ministry of Home Affairs Notification rescinding the PIO Scheme, dated 9th January, 2015 - http://www.egazette.nic.in/EnhancedSearch.aspx
3. Payment of RTI fee online
All Indian Citizens residing in South Sudan are informed that e-IPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) facility is now available for payment of RTI fee. Details are available at e-Post Office portal
4. Advisory regarding Passport
Indian citizens living in India and abroad are advised to apply for urgent re-issuance of their passports in the following cases:-
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November, 2015 for globally phasing out of all non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs). From the 25th November, 2015 onwards, foreign Governments may deny Visa or entry to any person travelling on a non-Machine Readable Passport.
Indian citizens residing in India and abroad and holding such passports with validity beyond the 24th November, 2015 are advised to apply for re-issue of their passports well before the deadline in order to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining valid visa or international travel.
(ii) PASSPORTS VALID FOR LESS THAN SIX MONTHS
Many international travelers may not realise that having an unexpired passport is sometimes not enough to obtain Visas or to enter certain foreign countries. Indian citizens travelling on Passports which may expire in less than six months should renew their passports before any upcoming international travel. It is especially important to check the passports needs of any minor who may be accompanying their parents as passports for minors have a shorter validity period (5 years) than passports for adults (10 years). The universal practice in vogue now is; “Once your passport crosses the nine-year mark, it is time to get new passport”.
(iii) EXHAUSTION OF VISA PAGES
Some countries do not accept passports which may have fewer than two pages remaining. Please check your passport to ensure that you have enough visa pages. There is no provision of additional booklets/pages and you will be required to apply reissuance of passport following standard procedures. Frequent travellers may opt for Jumbo Passport containing 64 pages