Police Verification For Passports To Go Online. To reduce the time taken for nearly 20 days, now the verification is going to be through online to reduce the time to a week and this would be launched sooner.
Police Verification For Passports To Go Online, Will Take Less Than a Week
Police Verification For Passports To Go Online : Online passport verification is going to be launched sooner. Going online would surely lessen this burden and make the work much more faster, and also convenient to the public.Cops in the country are set to go fully digital with passports. The hard copies of the passport verification report (PVR) will be sent online to the Police Commissioner’s office from November onwards.
In past it took maximum of 20 days for verification but through this process the time would consume and will complete the task just in a week.
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Pune is the first city in the country to adopt the online verification process. The city handles about 15,000 passport verifications each month. That makes about 500 applications to 39 police stations every day.
DCP (foreigner’s registration office and special branch II) Sanjay Patil, who is also nodal officer for PVR, said, “We have been in touch with TCS and the passport office for the last eight months. We are now in the process of issuing tenders for acquiring the gadgets necessary for digital signatures and uploading documents.”They had made some changes in the software to cut time taken in sending and uploading hard copies.
PM Modi is more keen on fastening the passport procedure.“The online integration of CCTNS with NPR, UID an EPIC will help SPs verify at the click of a mouse the photo, address and criminal history of the applicant. This may also be followed, as per the SP’s discretion, by a physical verification. Eventually, of course, the requirement of physical police verification will be totally done away with,” the official added.
Hope to have the online system for police verification in place by November.
But for now, the online check will be backed up by physical check, which might be a bit tedious, but the aim is fully eliminate the need for a doorstep check for all categories of passports. The applicants might yet have to wait to avail services of such convenience.