‘Deteriorating services at passport office’ | Workers’ Party President Mir Junaid seeks LG Sinha’s intervention

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Workers Party President, Mir Junaid on Tuesday took to his twitter handle to express his serious concern over the “deteriorating services and creating of hurdles for citizens by Passport office Srinagar.”

He also appealed to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene into the functioning of such offices that create hurdles instead of bringing ease in people's lives. "I request the honourable Lieutenant Governor @manojsinha_ to look into this pressing matter. It is causing extreme inconvenience to thousands of citizens in J&K,"he tweeted.

 He in a series of tweets said that Regional Passport office in Kashmir division has become an administrative nightmare for the residents. The people have been pushed to the wall while tagging the Union External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar.

While deliberating on the financial administrative losses to the populace, he said that if a person has an expired passport, he is forced to undergo the administrative process as if he is applying for a new one.  This causes delays, financial administrative losses to a huge population.

He in his series of tweets questioned the requirement of mother's passport, if someone wants to renew.

"Then, a new requirement is that people are asked to get their mother’s passport if they want to renew their old passports! No where do the rules mention these bizarre requirements!" (sic), he tweeted.

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