Indian Consulate in Dubai will be open on holidays and provide 365 days of consular access: New Consul General.
Dubai , Dubai
20 July 2020, 12:00 AM
31 July 2020, 12:00 AM
Indian diplomat Dr. Aman Puri took charge as the Consul General of India in Dubai with the promise of providing 365 days of consular access to the expat community in Dubai and Northern Emirates.
The officers will be available from 8am to 10 am to address emergency cases. Dr. Puri said the system would continue till end of December following which it will be reviewed.
After assuming office, Dr. Puri, a dentist-turned-diplomat, said: “Starting August 1, on all the holidays we will have one of our officers present at the consulate to provide emergency services for two hours in the morning.”
“This will not be an Open House for any person to walk in. This is just for providing emergency services. At least one of our officers will be available on every holiday, making our services available 365 days of the year,” he said.
The monthly Open House system, which was a regular event to address the grievances of community members, was discontinued last year due to the security constraints in the diplomatic enclave.
The new format is being implemented to address the emergency concerns of the Indian expats during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic.