Sunday, 6 March 2016

Process Reform in Police Verification for Passports

Every activity in the government bristles with corruption. Retail corruption in Passport Verification by Police is a major irritant. 

My solution is to altogether dispense with "Police Verification" and replace it with a more effective, scientific and comprehensive verification by the passport issuing authority itself.

This will provide enormous relief to the applicants for issue of Passports.

Dr S.T. Ramesh I.P.S. (Retd)
Former DGP Karnataka
Adviser, Janaagraha

P.S.: This is a precursor to a Process Reform document on Police Verification for Issuing Passports undertaken by Dr Ramesh and the I Paid a Bribe Team at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy.


1 comment:

  1. This is certainly an area that cries out for reform. Is dispensing with verification way too radical for government? Verification is often rudimentary but it saves the government's back. So the new system needs to be way better than what we have. The premise is intriguing.