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QUESTION NO.4066 DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS ACROSS THE WORLD

April 07, 2022

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.4066
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.04.2022

DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS ACROSS THE WORLD

4066. SHRI IRANNA KADADI:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of active Indians diplomatic missions across the world working under the Ministry;

(b) the total expenditure incurred by Government for running all the diplomatic missions;

(c) the number of Indian embassies, high commissions and consulates currently active in the world, the data of the total staff, both diplomatic and non-diplomatic working under various missions and operations; and

(d) schemes and projects undertaken by Indian Diplomatic mission to engage with the Indian community under their jurisdiction in order to ensure their safety?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) & (c) There are 202 active Indian diplomatic Missions and Posts across the world with total staff strength of 5436 as on 1 March 2022.

(b) Total expenses incurred by the Government for running all the diplomatic Missions and Posts abroad, in FY 2020-21 was Rs 2797.16 crore.

(d) The Government accords highest priority to safety, security and well-being of Indian citizens abroad. Our Missions and Posts abroad remain vigilant, and closely monitor and actively follow up grievances of Indians with the authorities concerned in foreign countries. The e-Migrate portal, Pre-Departure Orientation Training Programme, MADAD portal, Indian Community Welfare Fund, etc. are important mechanisms in this regard.

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