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Who's POE

The ‘Protector of Emigrants’ (POE) is an officer appointed by the central government in compliance with sec(3) of Emigration Act, 1983 (Act).  The POE performs the functions assigned to him by or under the Act under the general superintendence and control of the Protector General of Emigrants (PGE).  The POE and PGE are under the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India headed by the Honorable Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The General duties of the Protector of Emigrants an as follows. (refer sec(4) of the Act).

  • Protect and aid with his advice all intending emigrants and emigrants;
  • Cause, so far as he can, all the provisions of this Act and of the rules made ther under to be complied with;
  • Inspect, to such extent and in such manner as may be prescribed-
    • Any emigrant conveyance, or
    • Any other conveyance if he has reason to believe that any intending emigrants or emigrants are proceedings from, or returning to India to or from a place outside India by such other conveyance;
  • Inquire into the treatment received by emigrants during their voyage or journey to, and during the period of their residence in the country to which they emigrated and also during the return voyage or journey to India and report ther5eon to the Protector General or Emigrants or such other authority as may be prescribed;
  • Aid and advise, so far as he reasonably can, emigrants who have returned to India.