17.9 C
New Delhi
Friday 13 December 2019
India MEA reverses its decision on issuance of orange colour...

MEA reverses its decision on issuance of orange colour passport

New Delhi: The external affairs ministry tonight announced that it has reversed its decision on the issuance of an orange colour passport to those who have ECR status as also on the printing of the last page with personal details.

The decision was taken at a meeting, chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and attended by one of her two deputies VK Singh among others, yesterday, the ministry said.

Based on the recommendations of a three-member committee comprising officials of MEA and the women and child development ministry, it was decided not to print the last page of the passport booklet, the MEA said in a release.

The ministry had earlier decided to issue a passport with an orange colour jacket to passport holders with ECR status, with a view to help and assist them on a priority basis, it said.

However, “the MEA has received several individuals and collective representations requesting to reconsider these two decisions… the decision of the MEA on both these issues was reviewed in the light of these representations,” it said.

After comprehensive discussions with the various stakeholders, “the MEA has decided to continue with the current practice of printing of the last page of the passport and not to issue a separate passport with an orange colour jacket to ECR passport holders”, the release said.

The MEA decision was criticised by political parties, including the Congress which said the separate orange colour passports to ECR category shows the BJP’s “discriminatory mindset”.

PTI

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Justice That Is Instant Is Travesty

But neither the state nor society can wash their hands off this social craving for settling scores in the name of doing justice to the victim

Karnataka Voters Punished INC, JDS Leaders

Even the BJP was not confident of the result even as their leaders kept saying for public consumption they were winning all the 15 seats

The United States Of The World

The United States, stereotyped as the land of plenty and plentiful guns, is still a destination of choice for people from across the world

प्याज़ के आँसू न रोएँ — महंगाई से किसान, उपभोक्ता दोनों को फ़ायदा

जिस अल्प मुद्रास्फीति की वजह से वे सरकार से बहुत खुश थे, उसी 1.38 प्रतिशत की खाद्यान्न मुद्रास्फीति के कारण किसानों को अपने पैदावार के लिए समुचित मूल्य नहीं मिल रहे थे

CAB Can Correct Wrongs Of NRC

… if the government can fix the inept bureaucracy and explain what happens to those marked as aliens, as the neighbours are not taking them back
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

Hyderabad ‘encounter’ to be probed by retired SC judge

The Supreme Court had said it was appointing a former judge to probe the Hyderabad case, but Rohatgi argued a judge could not investigate

सोनोवाल का प्रदर्शनकारियों को आश्वासन — असम की संस्कृति सुरक्षित

असम के मुख्यमंत्री सर्बानंद सोनोवाल ने कहा कि कुछ लोग जनता को गुमराह करने के लिए गलत सूचना फैला रहे हैं और स्थिति को बिगाड़ रहे हैं

India responds to Pakistani take on CAB late, but how!

India responded also to Bangladesh foreign minister's cancellation of India visit, but this response was measured and reconciliatory

Ayodhya verdict: SC dismisses all 18 review petitions

The rejection of the review petitions has removed the last hurdle in building the Ram temple Hindus have been promised in Ayodhya

Hanging Nirbhaya case convicts: The procedure

What happens on the day designated for execution by hanging at Tihar: From waking the convict up at 5 AM to issuing of the death certificate

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: