Passport verification in just two days!

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jun 2018 08:19:44


By Dheeraj Fartode,

Nagpur cops achieve remarkable feat

THERE was a time when Nagpur Police were known for delay in Police Verification Report (PVR) for passport that used to take almost a month (28 days). However, proper use of digital tools has brought about a major turnaround in the situation. City police are now completing verification in just two days, a remarkable feat that has fetched them first rank in the State for speed of completing PVR for passports. They have even left Mumbai (25 days) and Pune (29 days) far behind in the process.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Special Branch, Smartna Patil informed ‘The Hitavada’ that 100% passport verification was completed by Nagpur police within two days. Every unit of SB at police stations has been equipped with high-end tablets inter-connected with passport App in January. “We have expedited the process since January and staff was trained accordingly,” Patil said.

Before introduction of the digital process, minimum time for police verification was 28 days in Nagpur.
PVR includes verification of address, documents, checking criminal records and identify proofs. Earlier, all these documents were physically handed over to staff of respective police stations. But the new process has cut down this time. Now, documents are being digitally uploaded and distributed to police stations in real-time after receiving it from the Passport Officer.

After getting PVR request from Passport office, police send the request to concerned police station on Passport App. Staff of SB then visit house of the citizens and send copies of documents with live pictures of the applicant on the App.
“SB staff then scans crime record of the persons. Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) assist police a lot as criminal record of the person can be detected with a click,” Patil said. Police also check Daily Crime Record (DCR) compiled at Police Control Room (PCR) and data of courts so that person with criminal record would not get passport.

“The system was made foolproof with no flaws. Applicants also receive SMS on their mobile phone once the documents are uploaded,” DCP Patil added.



CP commits quick verification

COMMISSIONER of Police (CP) Dr K Venkatesham said, Nagpur police have expedited the process of PVR and are doing it in just two days. “But citizens should remember that maximum time for PVR is four days,” he added.
The top cop further said that this quick process would provide great relief to citizens and help the City Police in long term in building a friendly image.