RPOs to accept DigiLocker docs
Ahmedabad: Providing relief to those applying for passports or seeking its renewal, the regional passport office in Ahmedabad has announced that it no longer requires physical copies of documents for verification. Instead, the RPO will accept documents stored on DigiLocker, the Centre’s online digitization service.
The RPO Ahmedabad said that following a directive from the Ministry of External Affairs seeking to reduce the usage of physical documents, an applicant can now share documents issued by government agencies through DigiLocker.
Officials said applicants can share the documents with passport seva kendras while filling the passport application form. “It can be done under the ‘self-declaration’ option and the ‘upload supporting documents’ option while filing the application,” said an official.