India: MEA introduces 'mPassport Police App' to expedite police verification of passport issuance

The app will speed up the process from 15 days to five days

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mPassport Police App. Source: Twitter/@AmitShah
mPassport Police App. Source: Twitter/@AmitShah

Published: Fri 17 Feb 2023, 3:10 PM

Last updated: Sat 18 Feb 2023, 8:01 AM

The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday introduced the 'mPassport Police App' to streamline and expedite the process of police verification of passport issuance.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday dedicated 350 mobile Tablets to personnel of Delhi Police Special Branch, on the occasion of the force''s Raising Day. These devices will now enable the entire process of police verification and submission report to become paperless, according to a release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs Regional Passport Office (RPO), Delhi on Friday.

Verification using tablets will reduce the verification time from 15 days to five days, effectively reducing the passport issuance timeline by 10 days, according to the release by Delhi's Regional Passport Officer, Abhishek Dubey.

RPO Delhi in a tweet on Friday said the office is committed to efficient service delivery and Digital India. The mPassport Police App will reduce the verification time to 5 days.

"Hon'ble HM@AmitShah has dedicated 350 Mobile Tablets to personnel of Spl. Branch/Delhi Police. With these tablets, the entire process of passport application verification will become digital and paperless and verification time will be reduced to 5 days," the Delhi Police tweeted on Thursday.

Shah on Thursday tweeted in Hindi: "Launched the Passport Mobile Application for quick verification of passports. Having digital verification will save time as well as bring transparency to police investigations."

"These steps taken today are important efforts in the direction of Police Technology Mission of Modi-ji for smart policing," the minister further wrote.


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