India will soon introduce chip-based e-passport and simplified visa norms: PM Modi
- India will soon introduce chip-based e-passport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday while inaugurating an event.
- The Indian government is reportedly working to ease the visa process for its citizens — people of Indian origin and overseas citizens of India.
- In the last four years, India invested over ₹200,000 to help its citizens living abroad.
Modi was speaking at a convention in Gujarat focussed on non-resident Indians. He reportedly said that the embassies and consulates are connecting with the passport seva project worldwide to introduce a centralised passport system.
Talking of prioritising ‘happiness and safety’ of its citizens, Modi said the government is also working to ease the visa issuing process for People of India-origin (PIO) and overseas citizens of India (OCI) that will save the time spent in the process.
He also urged
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