India may ease visa rules to boost tourism

In a bid to give a fillip to the tourism sector, the government on Monday initiated the process to offer the visa-on-arrival facility to a number of countries.

Also on the cards are online applications from visa applicants and a proposal to provide Schengen-like convenience to Indian visa seekers.

“We have made a set of recommendations to the home ministry to liberalise the visa regime, which will not be looked into from a security point of view before coming at a conclusion,” Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia told Business Standard after a high-level meeting with officials from tourism department, home ministry, intelligence bureau and National Security Advisor Shiv Shanker Menon.

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