Delivery by Government : Online Police Verification for Passports Soon
We are please to hear from the Government that Bengaluru will become the first city to have online police verification process for passports with its launch in November as part of a country-wide project that will cut down the time required for issuing the travel document from a month at present to just a week.
The Home Ministry is now working on a project under which the head of district police -- SP or DCP -- will be given access to databases of National Population Register, Aadhaar and the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) to enable online verification of identity, address and criminal record, if any, of the applicant.
This is a great step forward and as part of this circle we will continue to outline the positives as well as highlight the key gaps that exist in Government processes and systems.
While everything is not perfect, the systemic changes by the Government on centrally delivered services to reduce citizen hassles is one area where solid progress is being made by the Government.
We look forward to your continued participation in the circle and in helping transform India.
Rajendra Pratap Gupta more