Indians Can Make Paperless Entry Into Airports By Using E-passport Now

India turning Digital India!

Indians Can Make Paperless Entry Into Airports
By Using E-passport Now
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In India's conquest to become completely digital, everything is going to another level of automated processing. With the discovery of online tickets and online bookings, it has become very convenient for a layman to get everything at his convenience.

You might have travelled with your online tickets without any hassle. To add more to your travelling experience, the government has decided to roll out e-passports. Isn't the news great? Well, read out the whole scoop to know better.

E-passports to be rolled out within a short span!

E-passports to be rolled out within a short span!

The Centre will roll out chip-embedded passports assimilated with the normal passports so as the information can be checked electronically.


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E-passports are also known as biometric passports.

E-passports are also known as biometric passports.
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The e-passports are digital passports that include electronically verified microprocessor chip.

The Minister of state for External Affairs V K Singh says,

The Minister of state for External Affairs V K Singh says,
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The digital passports that can be carried by people in their mobile phones will get introduced by next year. And this will surely make Indians go paperless.

He even says about the delay in police verification process.

He even says about the delay in police verification process.
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Mr Singh adds that the delay is sorted out through electronic verification and the passing of information and so from now the time required in issuing passports could get curtailed.

The minister has recently reviewed the working of Passport Sewa Kendra, Kollam.

The minister has recently reviewed the working of Passport
Sewa Kendra, Kollam.
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"We are going ahead and are in the process of tendering. By 2015-16 we should be able to achieve e-passport," adds Muktesh K Pardeshi, Joint Secretary (PSP) and Chief Passport officer.


India is the 3rd largest passport issuing country after China and the US.

India is the 3rd largest
passport issuing country after China and the US.
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Now, the country is focussing on 20-percent growth this year. Kerala is the state that topped by receiving more than 10 lakh applications for passports.


The government is expected to earn a revenue of Rs2000 crore this year.

The government is expected to earn a revenue of Rs2000 crore
this year.
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This is a much-increased amount as compared to last year's data when revenue was Rs1,800 crore.


Pardeshi adds in the last that:

Pardeshi adds in the last that:
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The verification process plays a vital role in issuing of passports and so to create awareness among people, periodic camps are held in many states of Country.

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