Chandigarh May 21:
With a view to streamlining and checking the undue delay in the process of renewal and fresh issuance of Passports to the government employees, the Punjab government has introduced a new Performa to obtain NOC from their respective departments in this regard. The required instructions have also been sent to the officers concerned for immediate and vigorous implementation of the new guidelines.
A spokesperson of the government said that all central and state government employees, employees of statutory bodies and public sector undertakings, their spouses, children up to the age of 18 years are required to submit an identity certificate, as mentioned in Annexure B, at the time of applying for the passports and similarly a laid down Performa on Annexture M available on the website www.passportindia.gov.in is also to be filled. The officer authorized to issue NOC should sign with name and stamp and must provide contact details for verification by Passport Authority. NOC would be valid for six months from date of issue, besides this he said that all the other formalities would remain the same, said the spokesperson.