SAS Nagar DM cancels licence of WWICS Immigration Consultancy Services
Jalandhar(Kusum Arora, December 2) – In a major action against a self proclaimed immigration consultancy firm, the District Magistrate SAS Nagar (Mohali) Gurpreet Kaur Sapra has ordered to cancelled the licence of World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS) for concealing important facts while applying for it.Two days ago, Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, District Magistrate, SAS Nagar (Mohali) ordered the cancellation of licence of WWICS, which has been conducting many immigration seminars and conferences for various categories of immigrants across Punjab. As per orders, Sapra ordered to cancel the licence number 03 MC/-2 issued on August 29, 2014 to WWICS with immediate effect.The company was issued the licence to operate for providing immigration consultancy in the year 2014 from its office A-12, Industrial Area, Phase 6, SAS Nagar (Mohali). However, it came to the notice of the District Magistrate that WWICS concealed material facts related to registration of an FIR and its members being NRIs in violation of the laid down rules for immigration firms.The directors of WWICS were Canadian citizens and were not eligible to apply without taking approval from Reserve Bank of India (RBI). WWICS was known for providing immigration in Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia and Europe. In the year 2013, the authorized representative of the WWICS, Anuj Kaushal had applied for the registration of the company under Punjab Travel Professional Regulation Act for providing consultancy services.On the basis of various complaints, it was found that cases were registered against its directors Baljit Singh Sandhu and Davinder Singh Sandhu at Police Station, Sector-17, Chandigarh in 2012. After being issued show cause notice, the company representative had pleaded that no action should be taken against them with effect to cancel their licence, as their petition was pending before the court.Later, it came to the fore that the company’s pending petition was about challenging the validity of Punjab Travel Professional Regulation Act. It was not about the cancellation of its licence due to concealment of material facts by the applicant, hence the immediate action.
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