Passport Office cautions applicants against fake websites

Passport Office cautions applicants against fake websites

SRINAGAR: Regional Passport Officer Srinagar has informed all passport applicants to apply online only on registered passport website www.passportindia.gov.in as there is no other website authorizing applicants to apply for passport. In an official handout issued here, the Passport Office said that some applicants applying for passport online have observed and informed their office that […]

HC notice to PO on passport denial to Shabir Shah’s daughter

HC notice to PO on passport denial to Shabir Shah’s daughter

Srinagar: In a fresh contempt petition, J&K high court has issued notice to Regional Passport Officer, Srinagar to answer why passport is being denied to Sama Shabir Shah, the daughter of senior pro-freedom leader Shabir Ahmad Shah. The court has asked the officer to reply by July 31. The court issued notice through Assistant Solicitor […]

HC pulls up officials for denying passport to militant’s daughter

HC pulls up officials for denying passport to militant’s daughter

Issues ‘rule’ against ADG CID, Passport Officer in contempt petition Srinagar: The J&K High Court Thursday asked Additional Director General of Police, CID/CIK, Kashmir and Passport Officer Srinagar to answer they should not be held for contempt for not issuing passport to a minor girl despite court directions. Hearing a contempt petition, the court held […]

Now apply for passport from anywhere in India: MEA

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday launched a new scheme under which a person can apply for a passport from anywhere in India irrespective of the place of stay. The minister also launched a mobile application, available in Android and iOS platforms, that would have the facilities for applying, paying and scheduling appointments […]

SKIMS doctor obtains passport on ‘forged documents’

SKIMS doctor obtains passport on ‘forged documents’

SRINAGAR: The passport office in Srinagar has sought explanation from an oncologist working with Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura for providing ‘forged’ information for passport. In a letter written to Dr Altaf Gauhar, a copy of which is with Kashmir Reader, the passport office has pointed out that the doctor has ‘furnished forged […]

Acquiring passport made easy, 1.15 crore services delivered in 2016

Acquiring passport made easy, 1.15 crore services delivered in 2016

New Delhi: As many as 89 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) with best-in-class amenities are operating across India as extended arms of the 38 Passport Offices, providing extended reach to passport applicants. According to a press release by the ministry of external affairs, several quantitative and qualitative improvements in the delivery of passport services in the […]