Many Indians work in the gulf countries, Most of the Indian holds the PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) cards and the Consulate General of India situated in Dubai had instructed them to convert their PIO cards into OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) before March 31, 2016, to avoid being barred from entering India without the valid Visa. If you are also residing in UAE and having opted for the PIO card then you must read this.
According to the news published in the Gulf News all the PIO card holders resigning in UAE have been instructed to obtain the OCI cards on or before 31st March 2016 to be able to enter India without the need for the visa. Those who do not convert their PIO card to OCI will need the visa to enter India after March 31, 2016. The Consulate General of India has advised all the Indians to do the needful before the due date to avoid any hassle in the future.