Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Jammu Apr 04 (Only Kashmir): Minister for Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar on behalf of Home Minister today informed the House that total number of 84928 applications has been received by the Passport Office during 2011 out of which, 58784 cases have been cleared.
Replying in question by Mr. Murtaza Ahmed Khan, the Minister said that 26144 cases are under process for various reasons like non-receipt of reports from different field agencies for different clarifications. He said the passports are being issued as per the policy guidelines issued by the government.
He said the passport applicants of close relatives of Militants can also be considered for performing Haj after clearance of CID. He said female passport applicants whose father, husband, son have been reported to be involved in militancy shall be considered for clearance for performing Haj. However, full clearance can also be considered on case to case basis subject to the conditions they have no adverse report from concerned quarters.
Mr. Naresh Kumar Gupta and Mr. Jehangir Hussain Mir asked their supplementaries to the question.(OK)


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