Pune is now the first city in Maharashtra and third in India to have a “M- Passport Police App” due to which the passport verification process will become speedy and transparent.
The ‘M- Passport Police App’ and online verification system was officially launched on Thursday by Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla, Regional Passport Officer Atul Gotsurve, Joint Commissioner of Police Sunil Raman and Deputy Commissioner of Police (FRO) Shrikant Pathak and other police officials.
Police and passport officials said that the M- Passport Police App would reduce the time period for receiving passport by seven to 10 days. Also, the citizens applying for passport would not require to visit police station for verification. It will be police officers, equipped with tabs, who would contact the applicants, visit them at the address mentioned on application, verify and scan the essential documents, upload the documents on the tabs and forward it online for further procedure.