The Department of Posts and the External Affairs Ministry is planning to provide barcode numbers for the speed post. Generally, passports are dispatched through speed post to the citizens. If barcode system is implemented for speed post, the individuals can track their passport online after dispatch of the passports from the postal department.
Presently, messages are being sent by the regional passport office,’s-number’ through the SMS to respective persons.
Recently, an e-processing centers were started at three places at Begumpet, Pattherghatti and Secunderabad. Individuals can submit the passport applications to authorities for online transmission at Regional Passport Office, Secunderabad. Some of the officials are requesting External Affairs Ministry to inculcate barcode system in speed posts.
Only, fresh passport applications are processed at this e-processing center. Various documents are verified by the specially trained staff at the counter. Computerized receipt is issued by them, which consists of name, passport file number and other related details. After submitting the application, they send these applications and enclosed documents to Regional Passport Office. Staff will help the individuals in filing the application at the e-processing center. Even Secunderabad post office which is near by RPO is guiding people.
Source: The Hindu