India to soon roll out e-passports for citizens

The Passport Seva Programme (PSP) will be embarking on an upgraded version, PSP V2.0, to ensure a digital ecosystem among all stakeholders, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

The government of India is working to roll out e-passports that would ease international travel and enable protection against identity theft, the Minister said Friday.

The Minister announced that the Ministry’s Passport Seva Programme (PSP) would be embarking on an improved and upgraded version of PSP V2.0 to ensure a digital ecosystem among all stakeholders and offer enhanced passport services to citizens.

The Minister also said the Passport Seva System had been integrated with the DigiLocker system to facilitate a paperless documentation process.


Khaleej Times

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