Home Ministry to implement e-governance in Visa and Immigration

Rs 1011 Crore estimated as cost of project


Samir Sachdeva | April 27, 2010

Government is implementing a mission mode project (MMP) under the national e-governance plan (NeGP) at an estimated cost of the project is Rs. 1011 crore. The project is to be implemented in a planned and phased manner over a period of 4.5 years i.e. w.e.f April, 2010 to September, 2014. This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Mullappally Ramachandran in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Modernization and upgradation of immigration services in the country is a MMP to be undertaken by the Ministry of Home Affairs under NeGP. The MMP is titled “Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration and Tracking (IVFRT)”.

This Project aims to develop a secure and integrated service delivery framework to enhance security and facilitation in the Visa Issuance process, strengthen the Immigration function besides fortifying the foreigners registration processes for effective tracking of foreigners.

With the implementation of this project, all the 169 Indian Missions across the globe, 77 Immigration Check Posts (ICPs), and the Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRROs)/Foreigners’ Registration Offices (FROs) in the country would be linked with the Central Foreigners’ Bureau (CFB).



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