GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of External Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION N0.4508
TO BE ANSWERED ON 06.05.2010
Issuance of Passports in Three Day
4508. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government proposes to introduce a new project for issuance of passports in three days; and
(b)if so, by when this project is likely to be implemented on a national level?
TI-IE MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI S.M. KRISHNA)
(a) Yes. The Govenunent has undertaken implementation of Passport Seva Project which envisages issuance of passports to the applicants in 3 working days excluding the day of submission of application where no police verification is required, and in cases which require prior police verification, in 3 working days after receipt of the verification report.
( b) Processing of the passport applications, received through District Passport Cells, under the new System has already begun at the Pilot locations in Bengaluru in March 2010 on trial basis. Project will be launched at national level after successful run of7 Pilot Passport Seva Kendras under the jurisdiction of passport offices at Bengaluru and Chandigarh.