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Passport to be issued in both Hindi & English; child & senior citizen to get discount

Passport To Be Issued In Both Hindi & English; Child & Senior Citizen To Get Discount

New Delhi: Pronouncing huge changes in Indian Passport rules, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the recently presented passports will be accessible in both languages, Hindi and English.

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Swaraj has reported the new arrangement on the event of Passport Seva Divas in New Delhi. She likewise reported 10% less in passport charge for candidates under 8 years and more than 60 years old.

Prior, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that wedded women needn’t bother with change their names even after their marriage to an Indian Passport. He additionally said that it is altogether up the circumspection of women to utilise their father/mother/guardian’s name for renewing their passport.

The Committee of Parliament on the Official Language in its ninth report prescribed “Hindi” language sections in passports. This report was submitted in the year 2011. Prior, an arrangement has been made which empowers people to apply for passports in Hindi on the web. This move came after the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee acknowledged suggestions from a similar report.

Individual details in passports are currently printed just in English. The outer issues serve was tending to an occasion to check 50 years of the Passport Act, 1967.

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