UT administration has launched an NRI cell, which will be dealing with legal disputes regarding people from the city, who are living abroad. This has been done after a case came to light where a real estate dealer, in collusion with some UT officials, allegedly sold the property of an NRI without his knowledge. Retired justice Amar Dutt will be heading the cell with UT SSP, senior standing counsel, a representative of NRIs and a legal luminary being part of it.
UT assistant deputy commissioner will be its member secretary-cum-nodal officer. It will operate from UT deputy commissioner’s office. A senior administration official said that the cell’s objective was to help NRIs protect their rights when it came to property-related, matrimonial or financial disputes and to ameliorate procedural delays in matters pertaining to them. “The procedure of lodging a complaint is simple. The affected NRI or any of his kin can call the helpline number, which is 0172-2700218, or send the complaint through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,” said he.
He added that NRIs hailing from the city had been advised to not fall prey to greedy touts and agents by engaging their services for solving their disputes. “The cell has been created to help them avoid such traps. It is a place where NRIs can get reliable guidance regarding legal procedures and issues,” said the official.