Passport distribution two hours before office-hour

The government has started its work two hours before the office-hour to ease the passport distributing process.

The Department of Passport started distributing passport in six counters on Sunday from 8 a.m. to provide services in a speedy manner by making the passport production and distribution processes smooth and easier.

Inaugurating the distribution of passport at a program organised at the Department this morning, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, said that the government is actively working to provide facilities to people and added that application form registration process would be made easier in the days ahead.

Minister Pandey said the service seekers will not have to face problems in future as arrangement of direct registration process has been mentioned in the policy and program released by the government for the next fiscal year 2014/15.

Urging employees to exhibit disciplined behavior with service seekers, he directed them to be ready to provide services and facilities to service recipients even before office-hour on the basis of work pressure.

Similarly, officiating Foreign Affairs Secretary, Shankar Das Bairagi, said the ministry is always ready to provide passports to general people in an easy and smooth manner.

He also expressed commitment to carryout work execution by utilizing maximum means and resources available at the ministry.

Similarly, Director General of the Department, Ramesh Prasad Khanal, said as many as 2.1 million machine readable passports (MRPs) have been produced so far. He added that two more counters would be extended from Monday.

As per the rule of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), all countries in the world have to issue MRPs within November 24, 2015.

Source: Nepalnews