New generation E-passport that includes increased security measures equivalent to bio-metric details might soon be unrolled by the govt.
Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh aforementioned in the Lok Sabha that the govt was in the process of getting devices for e-passport.
What is E-Passport?
An e-Passport contains an electronic chip.
It is additionally known as biometric or digital passports.
The chip holds a similar data that’s written on the passport’s information page.
The e-passport is probably going to secure the info and curb the menace of faux passports.
93 out of 193 United Nations member states are issuing e-passports.
“The Government has plans to issue e-passports to the citizens. the govt has given its approval for procurement of electronic contact-less inlays for producing of e-passports to India Security Press (ISP) Nasik.