Andhra plans new
intranet link to cut delay in issuing

HYDERABAD - If the plans of the ministry of external affairs to set up a network between police stations and Regional Passport Offices (RPOs) fructifies, passport applicants will receive their passports within a couple of weeks.

By P S Jayaram

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Published: Sun 28 Oct 2012, 11:17 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 1:29 PM

Official sources said that a dedicated intranet link between all the police stations and Regional Passport Offices is being planned for speedy completion of police verification which is a pre-requisite for issuing passports.

“The initiative is aimed at reducing the cumbersome process of issuing Police Verification Certificates (PVCs) in the districts as well as in the city within the prescribed period of 21 days.

This step will enable us to grant passport in less than 45 days,” Regional Passport Officer in Hyderabad K Srikar Reddy said.

According to officials, about 30,000 applications are pending now because of the delay in getting PVCs resulting in further delay in granting passports.

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