Passports are now issued within 11 days without Tatkal- Central Government
Describing Passport as a tool of empowerment, the central government informed Lok Sabha that people can now issue the document within 11 days under normal circumstances. It will take a month or more for the passport to be issued but now one can get a Passport in 11 days without Tatkal.
In India, people are getting a passport within 11 days under normal circumstances, the Central government has stated in the Lok Sabha. It has also said that a tatkal passport is issued within a day’s time. In its effort to cut down on corruption and delays in obtaining passports, the central government has launched an application in many police districts for police verification of applicants, said Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan.
A passport will be issued in 11 days in a normal manner without Tatkal. Passports under the ‘tatkal’ category are issued within a day’s time. Responding to supplementaries during Question Hour, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the time taken to issue passport has been reduced to 11 days under normal circumstances. He also said an application has been launched in 731 police districts for police verification of applicants. He said this will cut down on delays and corruption which was long associated with police verification. During the Lok Sabha polls, Union Minister of State for PWD V. Congress MP Manish Tiwari raised the issue of Muralitharan’s passport.
Responding to a question by Manish Tiwari (Congress) on why people find it difficult to get passports, the minister said besides 36 passport offices in the country, there are 93 passport Seva Kendra and 412 post office passport Seva Kendra.
Senior Congress leader Manish Tiwari questioned why people are having trouble getting a passport. Foreign Minister V. Muralitharan has answered by giving a statement – A passport can be obtained in a few days. Passports are normally purchased in 11 days. App has been set up for police stability test in 731 districts. This will eliminate irregularities and delays when investigating police.
Responding to another supplementary, he said no private entity is involved in running the post office Passport Seva Kendra. Union Minister of State for External Affairs Muralitharan has published information.