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QUESTION NO.1724 e-PASSPORT

July 27, 2016

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1724
TO BE ANSWERED ON 27.07.2016


e-PASSPORT

†1724. SHRI HARI MANJHI:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government proposes to issue e-Passports to those citizens who fulfil all criteria and have all requisite documents; and

(b) If so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]



(a) & (b) Yes. The Government has plans to issue e-passports to the citizens. The Government has given its approval for procurement of electronic contactless inlays for manufacturing of e-passports to India Security Press (ISP) Nasik. In this regard, ISP Nasik, has been authorized to float a global three-stage tender for procurement of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)-compliant electronic contactless inlays along with its operating system which is required for manufacture of e-passports. Manufacture of e-passport will commence on the successful completion of the tendering and procurement process by ISP, Nasik.

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