Who is PIO card holder?

Any person who at any time held an Indian Passport or either of his parents or grandparents was born in or were permanently residing in India as defined in Government of India Act, 193 5; provided neither was at any time a citizen of Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who has registered as PIO card holder under MHA's scheme vide notification No.26011/4/98-EI dated 19.8.2002.