Regional Passport Workplace, Amritsar, refutes MP’s allegations
Amritsar, January 25
A day after the protest by Gurjeet Singh Aujla, MP from Amritsar, officers on the Regional Passport Workplace (RPO), Amritsar, claimed that they’re dedicated to supply all passport associated providers to the final candidates in a clear, handy, environment friendly and comfy method.
In an official assertion, officers on the RPO said that the Amritsar workplace had witnessed numerous candidates in search of passport providers for travelling overseas post-Covid. So as to cope with the rising demand for passport, decreasing resultant unavailability interval within the appointment cycle and enhancing the general transparency, competency and providers, Regional Passport Officer NK Shil took good initiatives since he assumed cost on December 14, 2022. Up to now month, the Amritsar passport workplace gave further appointments, remained open on holidays, Saturdays and Sundays and labored exhausting to course of 7,236 further purposes.
Based on his be aware, devoted workforce is deployed with particular focus to clear pendency and improve expertise and ease of processing of candidates, particularly hailing from far-flung areas, senior residents, minors, pregnant ladies, specifically abled, college students, job-seekers and pilgrims.
Shil claimed that further appointments got beneath the conventional and tatkal classes at 5 PM day by day on the portal to deliver down the ready interval and provides an opportunity to the needy candidates on an pressing foundation.
Within the present scenario, the Regional Passport Workplace was working around the clock to cope with the push. Particular Passport Melas had been organised on holidays for the comfort of public.
“This workplace has not authorised any agent or middleman and doesn’t entertain any third social gathering. Candidates are suggested to watch out for touts, third social gathering or doubtful components. There have been sure studies of some individuals within the garb of brokers vitiating the functioning of this workplace. Our honest efforts have been to discourage such components of their motive and can proceed to take action,” said Shil.
‘Watch out for fraudulent web sites’
“It has come to the discover of the Ministry that a number of fraudulent web sites and cellular purposes had been gathering knowledge from candidates and in addition levying further hefty expenses for filling up the web software kind and scheduling appointment for passport and associated providers. A few of these pretend web sites are registered within the area title .org, .in, .com resembling www.indiapassport.org, www.online-passportindia.com, www.passportindiaportal.in and so forth. The official web site is www.passportindia.gov.in and all candidates are suggested to use for passport and providers by visiting our official web site or by means of mPassportseva app solely,” said the RPO.