Police Network With E-Seva For Online Verification
Bangalore: The wait for passport applicant is all set to be shorter,with city police networking with the passport E-seva Kendra to expedite the verification process.
Henceforth,the process of passport office sending applications for police verification manually has been eliminated.Instead,the entire process will be done online.However,physical verification of persons antecedents by the police is not eliminated.Only the transfer of files will be online.
Police commissioner Shankar Bidari said the department had already provided colour printers to 45 police stations in the city and other police stations will get the printers within a fortnight.Besides,each police station inspectors will have digital signatures, enabling them to send back the format after verification is completed.At present,after submission of passport applications,they are segregated and the list is sent to the city police commissionerate for police verif i c at i o n.From there,it is segregated again according to police stations and sent to respective police stations.After completing the verification,the police sends it back to the commissionerate and forwards it to passport office.The process of movement from one office to another takes two days each,resulting in file movement period to be spread over eight days.This period will be saved under the new system.
In the new system,soon after the application is submitted,the verification list is forwarded to DCP (Intelligence ) office online.The same day,it will be segregated station wise and will be forwarded to respective police stations.The police personnel will download the applications,complete verification,upload it again with their digital signature and send it back to DCP with digital signature of station house officer.The records of the person is verified again with the city crime information centre and would be forwarded back to passport office,Bidari explained.
Source: Times of india
This is all false, it is taking its own sweet time in police verification. All is good for news item.
This system is not working in Banglore
I just visited Bombay but didn't find this type of verification. But the system that you have discussed is highly effective. A lot of time will be saved under this new system. I hope it will soon get operated.