Saturday, 21 March 2015

Indian passport application via smart phones

In India the procedure of acquiring a passport is not a hassle free job. Be it finding out about the documents required for passport, passport fee or how to apply for passport. More than 90 % of our population does not know about the basic process of getting a passport. That is the reason why Illegal passport agents continue to flourish; neither MEA/MHA nor TCS take note.
But now applicants will certainly have the ability to obtain passport via their smartphones
Now governments has actually launched an passport seva app via which Passport candidates can very quickly fill up forms on their mobiles with techniques being exercised out to offer the facility to the tech savy, disclosed Chief Passport Officer Muktesh K. Pardeshi on Friday. Mr. Pardeshi stated that the App 'mpassport seva' can be downloaded now however the facility of submitting applications through mobiles will take some time.
The 'mPassport Seva'-- an android App, developed by the Ministry of External Affairs was earlier launched in March.

The App which can be downloaded, is currently be provided smart phone and tablet users with a variety of services including passport status, tracking, locating the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) and general information on various steps involved in obtaining a passport.
Speaking after inaugurating the passport office CCTV control room at Regional Passport Office at Secunderabad, Pardeshi said the Ministry of External Affairs is likely to issue over 85 lakh passports by the end of this year as compared to 74 lakh issued during last year.
"Between January to June 2013, 37 lakh passports were issued and by this year end. We hope to issue over 75 lakh passports through Passport Offices in India while another 11-12 lakh passports through missions/embassies abroad," he stated.
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