Issuance of passports to get faster, reach you in 3 days

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 28 May 2010, 03:04 Hrs   |    18 Comments
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Issuance of passports to get faster, reach you in 3 days
New Delhi: Foreign Minister S M Krishna is going to inaugurate four Passport Seva Kendras, as part of the Passport Seva Project, in Karnataka on Friday. From now on, regular passports will be issued in three days and tatkal ones the same day.

According to Government sources, across the country there will 77 such centers by the end of this financial year, which will issue tatkal passports to applicants within hours.

Currently, issuance of passports takes 45 days. The Passport Seva Project aims to issue passports in three days. Earlier this month, the external affairs ministry was blamed by a parliamentary panel for failing to meet the deadline for the project, which was to be launched in July last year.

The Passport Seva Project, based on a public-private partnership model, is a 1,000 crore project, which was given to TCS in October 2008.

The verification list will be forwarded to the district police chief, soon after the application is submitted, according to the new system. After that it will be segregated station wise and will be forwarded to the respective police stations on the same day.

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