Passport Adalat received 17 plaints, all resolved

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 17 February 2019

“We organised Passport mela to accept the applications. We had only opened 1,700 slots for the day and received 1,700. All applications have been received and dispatched for printing. The purpose of the mela is only to receive more passport applications,” said Takwale.

PUNE: The Regional Passport Office (RPO) of Pune  received low turnout during the recently-held passport adalat. Around 17 applications were handled by the officials. Most of the applications were issued without submission of proper address details.

As per the officials, most of the applicants did not fill the full address details and thus didn’t get their passports on time.“Passport Adalat was organised on February 13. There was low turnout and total 17 applicants were handled and their queries resolved. Low turnout indicates that there is no pendency in office,” said Anant Takwale, Regional Passport officer.

The adalat was organised for Pune region. Pune, Solapur, Ahmednagar, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Jalna, Beed, Latur, Osmanabad, Nanded and Parbhani districts come under the region.

The RPO organised the Passport mela on Saturday. The department had received 1,700 applications and all have been accepted and dispatched for printing.

“We organised Passport mela to accept the applications. We had only opened 1,700 slots for the day and received 1,700. All applications have been received and dispatched for printing. The purpose of the mela is only to receive more passport applications,” said Takwale.

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