In order to streamline, liberalise and ease the process of issue of passport, Ministry of External Affairs has taken a number of steps in the realm of passport policy which is expected to benefit the citizens of India applying for a passport.

The rules, which were announced by Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh, also provides a provision for government servants, who are not able to get "no objection certificate" from their respective ministries/departments.

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Here are the new rules:

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Minister of External Affairs of IndiaSushma Swaraj tweeted about the same:

Here is the press release by Ministry of External Affairs.