The process of applying for passport include a mandatory step which is police verification. This process takes some time to be done which is reason of delays in passport issuance process. So, keeping this issue on focus government of country is planning to replace this physical police verification with online verification by using a link(provided by national database on crimes of criminals).
Currently, the process for applying for passport is being turned into online as sometime ago it was totally offline and a lengthy procedure. Although it is being turned as online procedure, still it includes some complicated steps which are the cause of hassles and delay in the issuance of passport. This process includes some steps as:
Here applicants are supposed to apply for their passport by visiting http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink which costs Rs. 1500 to get an appointment letter.
The second step is to collect the documents for verification. Here are the list of documents which are being required for verification one needs to take originals and 2 clear self attested photocopies of followings:
- ID Proof (Advisable to have Aadhaar Card / PAN Card / Election Card)
Address Proof (Electricity Bill / Water Bill / Landline Telephone Bill / Post Paid Telephone Bill / Bank Passbook with Address on it.
- Date of birth Proof – Advisable to take Matric – Class X Marksheet as this will work for both Date of Birth and Non ECR Proof.
- Old Passport(if you have) with Photocopies of First 2 Pages and Last 2 Pages along with ECNR not required photocopy.
- Print out of Appointment Confirmation reciept.
Go to PSK (Passport SevaKenra):
It is the step where your documents will be verified at Passport SevaKendra. The applicant is required to carry his documents and to fulfill the formalities of verification. After completing the precess of verification applicant will receive confirmation and confirmation SMS
3- Police Verification:
Here’s is a brief if police verification process.Police verification is classified as follows:
- Pre Police Verification- Police come to the address mentioned on application form.
- Post Police Verification- Police come after issuance of passport to check whether passport has been delivered in right hand or not.
- No Police Verification- Applicants with official passports will not required to any police verification.
Police Verification Status for Passport- It is the last step of police verification where the police verification status is being checked.
Online Police Verification within One Year-
Many times applicants face hassles and delays in the issuance if their passports due to lack of timely police verification. Government is planning to run an online procedure for police verification for issuance of passport.
The national database was rolled out on Monday as part of the home ministry’s Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems (CCTNS) initiative.
Union home minister RajNath Singh is going to launch a digital police verification portal which includes country’s 15,398 police stations.
“The police portal will provide the citizen facility for online complaint registration and request for antecdent verification…the CCTNS project will help in realising the Prime Minister’s dream of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’,” Singh tweeted on Monday.
What is CCTNS?
The Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems , abbreviated to
CCTNS, is a project under Indian government for creating a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-Governance. The system includes nationwide online tracking system by integrating more than 14,000 police stations across the country. The project is implemented by National Crime Records Bureau.
After having a brief detail on this, we find that government is going to take one of essential move in favor of public to reduce their Hassel’s which they usually face at the time of issuance if their passport.
“Step to make the journey easier and quick.”