India getting ready for e-passport

Facility to manufacture e-passport installed at security press in Nasik


Samir Sachdeva | September 10, 2010

With the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) suggesting implementation of e-passport worldwide India is finally getting ready for the same. As a first step the e-Passport manufacturing facility  has been installed at India Security Press, Nasik.

India Security Press (ISP), a unit of Security printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd manufacturers passports and other travel documents for Ministry of External Affairs. The facility was inaugurated by M S Rana Chairman and Managing Director, Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd., in the presence of functional Directors and senior officers of the company.

ICAO has suggested implementation of e-Passport world wide, keeping in view the changing global scenario, faster and easier customs clearance and high tech security concerns.

This sophisticated e-Passport machine will manufacture e-Passport of international quality with due quality checks, high productivity and less rejection. With the introduction of this machine, SPMCIL will be in a position to manufacture more than 8 million e-passports in a year and meet the entire requirement of the country.



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