New Delhi: In a step aimed to reduce the time for police verification and for quicker delivery of passports, the Ministry of External Affairs has introduced the ‘mPassport Police App’ and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has dedicated 350 mobile Tablets to the police for the purpose, a statement said.
The launch of mPassport Police App in Delhi will reduce the police verification time to five days from the earlier 15 days.
Police Verification is an integral part of Passport Issuance system. Various steps have been taken to streamline and expedite the process. To further expedite the process the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), introduced ‘mPassport Police App’.
On February 16, on occasion of Delhi Police Raising Day, Home Minister of India has dedicated 350 mobile Tablets to the personnel of Special Branch/Delhi Police. This would result in entire process of police verification and submission report digital and paperless, the statement said.
The process of verification using tablets is slated to reduce the verification time from 15 days to 5 days, which will be a great step towards improving citizen services. This would effectively reduce the Passport issuance timeline by 10 days, it added.