The compulsions of expatriate life make it difficult for many
NRIs to handle situations that are beyond their reach and
control. Help may not be that easy and forthcoming as there are
not many doors to knock. If at all any options are available,
the credibility and reliability of such sources and the
integrity of the people behind such ventures would often raise
many question marks.
Non-resident Indians easily fall prey to machinations of
unscrupulous entities and individuals and consequently lose
their hard earned money as they do not have a forum for proper
counsel and advice. The problems that an NRI faces may be many
and varied much as property related, matrimonial and financial
disputes etc. In the wake of several incidences involving
cheating and fraudulent sale of the property of NRIs and other
disputes, the Chandigarh Administration has set up a special NRI
Cell for redressal and early settlement of matters pertaining to
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), belonging to Chandigarh, who
want the intervention of Chandigarh Administration for solution
of their personal matters like property disputes, matrimonial or
financial disputes, or even criminal cases, are just a phone
call or an e-mail away from relief. All they have to do is to
file a representation giving full details/facts in writing/
online to the Member Secretary-cum-Nodal Officer, NRI Cell,
All the issues will be dealt with by a committee headed by
Justice Amar Dutt (Retd.) and consisting of the SSP, Chandigarh,
Senior Standing Counsel, one representative of NRIs and a legal
luminary to be co-opted by the committee.
To help NRIs in protecting their rights in the Union
Territory of Chandigarh, especially in property related matters,
matrimonial and financial disputes etc.
The NRI Cell has been founded to look after the interests and
welfare of the Non-Resident Indians belonging to Chandigarh, and
to ameliorate procedural delays in matters pertaining to them.
All NRI matters, in which help/attention of Chandigarh
Administration is required, can be brought before the NRI Cell.
Relatives of NRIs too can approach the Cell.
Lodging a complaint is a simple process. You can call the
helpline number given below or send your complaint through an
email to nricell-chd AT nic.in
Located in Sector 17, the Cell works from 9 am to 5 pm on all
working days to register NRI grievances
A complaint can be submitted in following ways:
- In person or by post at the address given below
- Through Indian Embassies/High Commissions abroad
- On phone no. +91 172 270 0218
- On fax no. +91 172 270 0025
- By email at:
nricell-chd AT nic.in
NRIs belonging to Chandigarh are advised not to fall prey to
greedy touts and agents by engaging them to solve their
disputes. The NRI Cell, Chandigarh has been created to help NRIs
avoid precisely this trap. It is a place where they can voice
their complaints and obtain reliable guidance and information on
procedures and legal issues.
The NRI Cell can easily be accessed online, personally or on
NRI Cell established at Deputy Commissioner's Office , Sector
17, Chandigarh (Room No - 18) to handle various problems faced
by the Indians abroad.
Justice Amar Dutt (Retd)
Senior Standing Counsel
One representative from NRI of Chandigarh
A legal luminary to be co-opted by the committee
Member Secretary -cum- Nodal Officer
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh
Deputy Commissioner's Office, Sector 17, Chandigarh 160 017,
Phone: +91 172 270 0218