NOC Not Required for Central Government Employees Seeking Passports
Although the Government thinks that tough guidelines are not required for issuing passports, the new format seeks more personal information
Currently, passports for Central Government employees are issued only if they produce a general No Objection Certificate. In some Government offices, getting an NOC is very difficult. Keeping this in mind, the Ministry of External Affairs has advised that new procedures be followed instead of submitting an NOC.
According to the new procedure, the employee has to send prior information, about the fact that he has applied for passport, to the address of the senior officer who has to issue the NOC. If a copy of this correspondence is submitted along with the passport request form, then the passport will be issued after police verification. If the officer has objections to the passport being issued to the applicant, then he has to go to the regional passport office and register his objection and reasons. The procedure is applicable to persons seeking renewal of passports too.