Passport Office Srinagar issued 6400 passports from August 5 to September 25

Srinagar: Despite the ongoing strike and communication ban in Kashmir Valley, 6400 passports were issued by the Passport Office Srinagar from August 5 to September 25. Regional passport officer Srinagar BB Nagar provided the data to UNI and said that the process of submitting online forms and issuing passports in the passport office Srinagar is in progress.

He said: ‘We have opened special counters in the valley from where applicants can get their passports. One hundred applications are dealt with on a daily basis at the Passport Office, Srinagar. “His department had not been able to reach the passport applicants ready for a few weeks, but in the meantime, we handed over some passports to the applicants,” said Nagar.

He said: ‘The routine work in our office only affected on five and six August. Due to the postal services being affected, we have not been able to reach the passport applicants ready for a few weeks. But in the meantime, we have handed over 71 passport applicants to the Passport Office Counter. He added: ‘100 applications are handled on a daily basis at the Passport Office Srinagar. From August 5 to September 25, 6468 passports have been issued. ‘

However, Naggar admitted that the number of submission of online passport forms has been reduced due to communication restrictions. He said: ‘Before August 5, we used to have 200 to 300 passport forms on a daily basis. Now there are only about 100 forms. ‘ “Despite the suspension of internet services, our centers in Anantnag and Baramulla are open,” said the passport officer. He said: ‘The personnel stationed at these centers ask people to submit online forms from anywhere in India. They then send the form to Srinagar office where we start their work. ‘

He added that his department receives the full support of the state police and the postal department, which is helping people in the current situation. Nagar added: ‘100 applications are handled on a daily basis at the Passport Office Srinagar. From August 5 to September 25, 6468 passports have been issued. ‘ However, Naggar admitted that the number of submission of online passport forms has been reduced due to communication restrictions. He said: ‘Before August 5, we used to have 200 to 300 passport forms on a daily basis. Now there are only about 100 forms. ‘

“Despite the suspension of internet services, our centers in Anantnag and Baramulla are open,” said the passport officer. He said: ‘The personnel stationed at these centers ask people to submit online forms from anywhere in India. They then send the form to Srinagar office where we start their work. ‘ He added that his department receives the full support of the state police and the postal department, which is helping people in the current situation.

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