The Regional Passport Office, Tiruchi, has introduced online system of filing passport applications at the Collector’s offices in Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Karur, Perambalur, Dindigul and Ariyalur districts from March 3. The passport office has also decided to deploy ex-servicemen or representatives of voluntary organisations for assisting semi-literate and illiterate applicants on the lines of a help centre functioning at the passport office here. Their training was done using Video Conferencing for two days. This will reduce the number of visits by the applicants to the passport office.

A new website has also been launched, where the public can register online and meet an officer at the time and date given by the system

Source: The Hindu