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Govt amends Passport Rules 1980; Fee can be paid online or in cash at counter
By TII News Service
Jun 02, 2020 , New Delhi

    

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

F. No. VI/401/1/2/2020
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
NEW DELHI

NOTIFICATION

Dated: June 02, 2020

G.S.R. 356(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 24 of the Passports Act, 1967 (15 of 1967), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Passport Rules, 1980, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement:-

(1) These rules may be called the Passport (Amendment) Rules, 2020.

(2) They shall come in to force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Passport Rules, 1980 (herein after referred to as the said rules),-

(1) sub-rule (2) of rule 5, shall be omitted;

(2) rule 7 shall be omitted;

(3) in rule 8, in sub-rule (1), for the words, brackets and figures "column (3), (4) or (5), as the case may be", the words, brackets and figures "column (3), (4), (5), (6), (7) or (8), as the case may be" shall be substituted;

(4) for sub-rule (1) of rule 9, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

"(1) All fees payable in respect of applications under sub-rule (1) of rule 8 shall be remitted online or by cash at the counter of the passport office/passport seva kendra concerned, as the case may be.";

(5) for the proviso in rule 11, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

"Provided that with effect from the date after commencement of the Passport (2nd Amendment) Rules, 1992 the form of diplomatic and official passports shall be as specified in Form P-1A and Form P-2A respectively, of Part III of Schedule III.";

(6) sub-rule (2), (3) and (7) of rule 12, shall be omitted;

3. In the said rules, in Schedule II, Part I, under the heading "Passports", serial number '2 to 4' and their corresponding entries, shall be omitted.

4. In the said rules, in Schedule II, Part II, under the heading "Travel Documents", serial number '3' and its corresponding entries, shall be omitted.

(Arun Kumar Chatterjee)
Addl. Secy. (PSP) and
Chief Passport Officer (CPO)

Note:- The Principal Rules were published vide Notification Number G.S.R. 691 (E), in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), dated the 11th December, 1980 and lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 933 (E), dated the 18th December, 2019.

 
 
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