|Consider the following statements comparing the provisions related to Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).|
|1. A PIO means a foreign citizen including a national of Pakistan, Bangladesh and China.|
|2. Union government issued notification mentioning that all PIO card holders are deemed to be card holders with effect from 9th January, 2015.|
|3. Since, 2015, Pakistan and Bangladesh nationals are eligible to apply for an OCI card.|
|4. Both PIO and OCI schemes are provided for through the Citizenship Act.|
|Which of the statements given above are incorrect?|
A) 1, 2 and 3
B) 2, 3 and 4
C) 1, 3 and 4
D) None of these
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] A person of Indian Origin (PIO) means a foreign citizen except a national of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Bhutan, Srilanka and Nepal. A overseas citizen of India (OCI) means a foreign citizen except a national of Pakistan and Afghanistan in term of the notification issued by Union government on 9th January, 2015. All the existing PIO card holders are deemed to the OCI card holders and Pakistan and Bangladesh national remain ineligible to apply for an OCI card, most likely due to continuing political tensions between the countries. The OCI scheme has been provided for through the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the PIO scheme is through the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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