Panchayat Director’s Clarification on Issuance of Ordinary Passport to Panchayat Staff

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In order to facilitate issuance of passport to government employees those who find difficulties to obtain Identity Certificate (IC)/No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their department, the Government of India decided to introduce a new feature which is termed as ‘ Prior Intimation Letter ‘ to the controlling authority by the passport applicant before submission of a passport application. ( Office Memorandum No.VI/401/01/05/2014 dated 26/05/2015 of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India )

In this regard the Director of Panchayats has issued a clarification on how to deal with Prior Intimation Letter, what are the procedures to be taken by the Deputy Directors of Panchayats on receipt of application. ( Letter No.E8-37955/15 dated 10/05/2016 of the Director of Panchayats, LSGD, Government of Kerala )

Downloads

  1. Office Memorandum No.VI/401/01/05/2014 dated 26/05/2015 of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  2. Letter No.E8-37955/15 dated 10/05/2016 of the Director of Panchayats, LSGD, Government of Kerala

How to apply for passport online ?

Steps :

  1. Register through the Passport Seva Online Portal. [ Link : Click Here ]
  2. Login to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the registered Login Id.
  3. Click “Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport” link.
  4. Fill in the required details in the form and submit.
  5. Click the “Pay and Schedule Appointment” link on the “View Saved/Submitted Applications” screen to schedule an appointment. Online Payment has been made mandatory for booking appointments at all Passport Seva Kendras/Passport Offices.
    Online Payment can be made using any one of the following modes:

    • Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
    • Internet Banking (State Bank of India (SBI) and Associate Banks Only)
    • SBI Bank Challan
  6. Click the “Print Application Receipt” link to print the application receipt containing Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number.
  7. Visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) where appointment has been booked, along with original documents.

Note:

  • Only emergency/medical cases and preapproved categories may visit Passport Seva Kendra without appointment. Service will be provided at the discretion of Passport Seva Kendra in-charge/Passport Officer.
  • In case of minor applicants (below 4 years of age), carry the recent passport size photograph (4.5 X 3.5 cm) with white background.
  • Resubmission of application form is required, in case the applicant does not visit the Passport Seva Kendra within 90 days from the online form submission.

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