Friday, July 26, 2013

CM Modi condoles the passing away of Arun Nehru

Chief Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the passing away of former Central Minister Arun Nehru.
In his condolence message the Chief Minister lauded the contribution of lateArun Nehru as a member of parliament


Indian visa application process tourist-friendly now online

Dr. K. Chiranjeevi, Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) today hailed the Union Home Minister and the Ministry of Home Affairs for the commendable progress achieved in the standardization of visa application forms and the integrated online application system in 120 Indian Missions abroad.
Dr. Chiranjeevi described the progress as yet another major milestone towards making the Indian visa application process tourist-friendly and a boost to Indian tourism.
The Government of India is implementing a Mission Mode Project on Immigration, Visa and Foreigners’ Registration and Tracking (IVFRT) Project with a vision to develop a secure and integrated service delivery framework that facilitates legitimate travellers while strengthening security. This project has global outreach since the scope of the project seeks to network 169 Indian Missions abroad, Immigration Check Posts in India and FRROs/FROs. The envisaged outcomes from the project include authentication of traveller’s identity at the Missions, Immigration Check Posts, FRROs/FROs through use of intelligent document scanners and biometrics, online registration of foreigners at the time of grant of visa and automated updation of the particulars of the foreigners at entry and exit points, improved tracking of foreigners, software aided passenger profiling etc. The project is expected to cost approximately Rs. 1011 crore.
Under this project, visa application forms have been standardized and integrated online visa application system for visa applicants has so far been implemented in 120 Indian Missions abroad.

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