What are the dates of 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2017 Convention?
What is the venue for PBD 2017 Convention and how far it is from Bengaluru City Centre and Bengaluru international Airport?
How far is Bengaluru International Airport from the City Centre?
What is the recommended date of arrival in Bengaluru?
What is the main theme of the Convention?
What is the programme for PBD 2017 Convention?
Is it mandatory to attend PBD 2017 Convention on all days?
What is the registration procedure for PBD 2017?
What is the registration/participation fee for PBD 2017 Convention?
PBD delegates/participants are required to pay the registration fee (except Government of Indiaâ€™s special invitees). Individual registration fees are given below. Group registration fee can also be availed by PBD delegates, who wish to participate as members of an Indian Association, Community organization or Professional organization. The registration fees schedule for individual registration is as follows:
The registration fee will include meals (lunch and dinner at the Conference venue) during the Conference period. A Conference bag with programme, access to lunch and dinner venues, cultural programmes will also be provided to the participants on arrival. Delegates can pick up the Conference Bag from the special counters set up at selected Hotels or the PBD Convention venue from 5 January 2017
Registration Fees - Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017
Normal Registration Fees
|(a) Indian nationals above 35 years : (Includes Indian Passport holders who are non-resident)||
US$100 for one day;
|(b) Indian Origin persons above 35 years and other foreign nationals not of Indian Origin||
US$150 for one day
(c) Group Registration Discounts. Members of an Indian Association, Indian Community Organization, Professional bodies of Indian Origin persons can register as a group and benefits from the special rates applicable for such group and benefit from the special rates applicable for such group registration. In order to register and be eligible to receive the discounted group rates, the number of registrations in a group would need to be at least 10. The rates of discount applicable along with the numbers of registrations in the group are indicated below.
10 to 20 members â€“ 5%
21 to 50 members â€“ 10%
51 to 75 members â€“ 15%
76 to 100 members â€“ 20%
101 to 150 members â€“ 25%
151 to 200 members â€“ 35%
More than 200 members â€“ 50%
|(c) Members of Global organisation of persons of Indian Origin (GOPIO)||50% discount for Indian Origin Registrants if Number of members registering is more than 50. If there are less than 50 GOPIO members in the group, they can avail normal group registration rates.|
How can I pay the registration fees?
What is the last date for registration?
Can registration be done after 15 December, 2016?
Is there a refund of participation/registration fees, if I wish to cancel my participation in the PBD?
What are visa requirements for travel to India?
How can I collect the Conference badge/ access card?
Where can PBD delegates stay in Bengaluru?
What are the arrangements for transport from Hotels to PBD venue?
Is health insurance required?
What is the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award?
The Award is conferred on a Non-Resident Indian, Person of Indian Origin or an organization or institution established and run by Non-Resident Indians or Persons of Indian Origin, who have made a significant contribution in any one of the following fields:
Better understanding abroad of India;
Support to Indiaâ€™s causes and concerns in a tangible way;
Building closer links between India, the overseas Indian community and their country of residence;
Social and humanitarian causes in India or abroad;
Welfare of the local Indian community;
Philanthropic and charitable work;
Eminence in oneâ€™s field or outstanding work, which has enhanced Indiaâ€™s prestige in the country of residence;r
Eminence in skills which has enhanced Indiaâ€™s prestige in that country (for non-professional workers);
The Award is conferred by the President of India as a part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention. PBSA is the highest honour conferred on overseas Indians. So far, 179 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards have been conferred on PIOs and NRIs.
What are the tourist attractions near Bengaluru?
Can I transfer my entry or obtain a refund?
What are the weather conditions in January 2017?
Who will be the main contact persons in Delhi and Bengaluru for PBD 2017 Convention?
PBD Secretariat in New Delhi
What is the registration/participation fee for Youth PBD 2017?
Special Registration Fees for young PIOs, NRIs and young Resident Indians
|(a) Indian Residents (those based in India & between 18 to 35 years)||US$50 only for 7 January only;
No registrations allowed for other days
|(b) Young persons of Indian Origin and NRIs(18 to 35 years)||US$100 for one day
US$150 for any two days during 7 â€“ 9 January;
US$200 for all three days i.e. 7, 8, 9 January 2017.
No late fees
Refund of Registration Fees for PBD 2017
Refund of 50% of registration fees would be allowed in the event of cancellation of participation by any delegate/participant in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2017 Convention, to be held in Bengaluru from 7-9 January, 2017. The last date for receipt of refund request for PBD 2017 would be 5 January 2017. Thereafter, no request for any refund would be accepted.
The refund procedure would be as follows:
- The PBD 2017 delegate/participant would submit a request for refund of registration fees online on the PBD 2017 website giving his full name, registration number allotted at the time of making payment, amount paid, date of registration and his bank account details. Copy of online payment receipt to be enclosed;
- All online refund requests received by the Ministry of External Affairs up to 5 January 2017, would be processed by the PBD 2017 Secretariat;
- After verifying the online payment made by the concerned PBD 2017 delegate for his/her registration, the PBD 2017 secretariat would approach the Accounts Department of the Ministry of External Affairs for approval for refund of 50% registration fees. Thereafter, Ministry will advise State Bank of India to remit the refund amount to the concerned PBD 2017 delegate/participantâ€™s bank account;
- Service tax levied by the State Bank of India for remitting the refund amount to the concerned PBD 2017 delegate/participant would be borne by the Ministry of External Affairs.