PASSPORT authorities are getting Rs3,000 for ordinary and Rs5,000 for urgent passport. Fifteen days’ time is promised for an urgent passport and 30 days for an ordinary passport.
However, urgent passports are not delivered on time while ordinary passports are delivered after three months.
This is ridiculous and unjustified. The passport authorities give the plea that they are short of passport books and hence the abnormal delay.
Owing to the abnormal delay in issuing ordinary passports, many people prefer to apply for passports on an urgent basis. However, despite payment of extra money, urgent passports are not delivered on time.
This is creating unrest among the people. No government official or the authority concerned bothers to resolve the issue and reduce the delivery period.
The government should pay serious attention towards resolving the problem.