Now, members of minority communities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan can become Indian citizens for just Rs.100 as registration fees.
The amendment to the Citizenship Rules, 2009, reducing the fees drastically from Rs.15,000 to Rs.100 has been published on the Gazette. Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians of these three countries can avail of this benefit.
The amendment further added a proviso to the effect that with respect to applications submitted by any person belonging to these minority communities, in the absence of the collector, an officer not below the rank of the sub-divisional magistrate authorised in writing by the collector, may administer to the applicant.
For all others, including minority communities from countries other than the above three, the fees will remain Rs.15,000.
Read the rules here.