The passport verification department under the Special Branch of Nagpur Police has topped Maharashtra in terms of days spent in the passport verification process of the passport applicants. This Nagpur Police department does the passport verification and submits the Police Verification Report (PVR) in just six days as compared to cities like Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nashik and Pune, which take 30, 42, 28 and 23 days respectively for the same process.
On Wednesday, during a press conference at the Special Branch Office, Nagpur Police Commissioner, Dr K Venkatesham felicitated officers from all police stations involved in the verification process. DCP Nilesh Bharne (Special Branch) then spoke as to how the team brought down the time duration from 28 days in August 2017 to just six days in January 2018.
On August 21, 2017, a conference related to the passport verification process was organised in Nagpur by the foreign ministry. At the conference, police officials from 18 Indian states were present and they shared their procedure for the PVR. At the conference, it came under light that Telangana, Andra Pradesh and Gujarat took just six, nine and 11 days respectively for the procedure while Maharashtra took 39 days. Nagpur took 28 days to complete the procedure. The days were brought down to just six in January 2018 with the smart use of technology.