Issuing Passport to CG Employees through their respective departments
There is no any proposal to issue passport to Central Government employees and their family members through their respective departments – MEA
This doubt has been raised in the Parliament and the Minister of External Affairs has submitted a written reply to this question, “Since the issue of passports is a Central subject and was allotted to the Ministry of External Affairs under the Transaction of Business Rules, the issuance of passports in India is done solely by Ministry of External Affairs through designated Passport Issuing Authorities, which are MEA Headquarters (CPV Division), 37 Passport Offices, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Administration and Missions/Posts abroad. Hence, passports to Central Government employees and their family members will continue to be issued by these designated Passport Issuing Authorities”.
Central Government Employees Should obtain ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their Department to Apply For Passport
At present the employees are working in Central Government, passport would be issued on prior police verification of citizenship and character. If the employee submits a declaration duly acknowledged by his Head of Department to the effect that he has informed his employer of his intention to apply for a passport. In case, proper ‘No Objection Certificate’ is submitted, then passport will be issued without Police Verification.