Raipur: The state government has decided to
simplify the process of issuance and renewal of passport using m-passport-app.
Now, people will get relief from hassles of police verification and lengthy
procedures in issuance of passports.
The pilot project for the same will be started in
six districts of the state including Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh and
Surguja districts of the state.
Discussions regarding simplification of issuance and renewal of passport
process were held in a meeting of home department chaired by chief secretary Amitabh
Jain late on Thursday.
In the meeting, Director General of Police Ashok
Juneja informed that the process of issuance of passports has been simplified
using m-passport app in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Odisha. This app is proposed to be used in the state
of Chhattisgarh. A team of home department officials have been sent to
Maharashtra for getting a better understanding of nitty-gritty of the entire
process. This app will be used in six
such districts of the state from where applications for making new passports or
renewal are received in large numbers.
During the process, information will be sent to
the applicant from the police station concerned for verification of
documents. The physical verification of
the place of residence of the applicant will be done by the personnel of the
police station concerned within the stipulated date. Following this, the entire
process will be done through online medium. Work of providing passport to the
applicant will be completed in 21 days.
Chief secretary has given instructions to the home
department to make necessary preparations in this regard. Senior officers of
the police department and officers of passport office were also present in the