No Police Verification for New Passports

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Central Government of India is planning to include Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project (CCTNS), a project first conceptualised by the UPA Government in 2009,
this will eliminate the need of doing the physical police verification for getting a new passport.

With the merge of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project (CCTNS) and bringing CCTNS in implementation police verification could be simplified with just a few clicks. As per the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said the CCTNS, an exhaustive national database of crimes and criminals was expected to be linked with the passport service of the External Affairs Ministry. CCTNS will check the past history and background of the applicants with a single click.

Mr. Mehrishi said "For passport credentials, police is already using CCTNS in some states. Police will be given handheld devices to upload applicant’s details upon reaching their home. This will not only minimize the contact of the applicant with the police officer to curb bribing but also reduce the time for getting the passport."

Post Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the CCTNS project, which will connect all the 15,398 police stations of the county, Mr. Mehrishi said the CCTNS had been expanded for further use by incorporating citizen-centric services like – tenant verification, which could be done with the consent of the person being verified, connecting the network with criminal justice delivery system and quick registration of FIR in any crime.

Home Secretary said "Chances of database hacking was always there, but enough provisions have been made to safeguard the same and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre had been employed for the task."

Home Minister said the digital police would facilitate citizens to register complaints online and request for background verifications with just a few clicks. “The police portal will give 11 searches and 46 reports from the national database for state police and central investigation agencies. Central investigating and research agencies have also been provided logins to the digital police database to access crime statistics"

Mr. Singh said the CCTNS has resulted 13,777 police stations out of 15,398 to register 100% data into the software. He said so far, 7 crore data records related to past and current criminal cases is already there in the CCTNS national database. The project will make it possible to link about 15,398 police stations and 5,000 offices of supervisory police officers across the country.

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11 comments:

  1. This is very good decision made by government this must be implemented as soon as possible police is harrassing too much for getting bribe even though now a days the don't ask uofrupf but unless we give them they won't clear verification process even wen records are clear

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    1. Hi same problem as been to me three months back i got verified by pass port office but still i dint get de passport it is still pending in police station

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  2. I think is needful to save common people for giving bribe to the police.Because our police in India are most corrupted department.They can give clearance certificate to criminals but wont give to genuine who are without crime.What is the link that will show once record of crime or crime free.Hope to get.Thanks.SOcial and Human Rights activist.

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    1. When I made my brother's passport the police took a bribe of 300rupees
      So I want that police verification should be made simple so that no nbody has to give bribe

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  3. So, if some1 has applied for new passport. They are not going to verify them physically now. From when this was implemented

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  4. Justice delayed is justice denied.There should be a critical time frame for verification so that police involved in the process couldn't delay.

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  5. Good dicision of Government of India.

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  6. True & Good !As the constable use the manual device to verify the candidate & the span of time to submit the verification report to the passport office is not minimized and just authorized by police again there may be chance of delay or bribe. Because many times verification process completes within 2 or 3 days but submission of report is delayed till 40 days.

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  7. I have applied for re-issue of passport on 29/5/2017 at PSK Chennai and attended police verification on 20th July 2017 at Commissioners office Chennai. Till today (even after 8 months) they have not sent the report to Regional Passport office with the result my passport has not been issued. Though MEA has simplified the procedures for issue of passport as long as Police Dept does not change their attitude as they have done in my case these improvement is not going to help the common man.

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