New Delhi, Oct 30(ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said the Planning Commission gave in-principle approval for Rs.1,011 crore for the implementation of the Mission Mode Project on Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration and Tracking (IVFRT).
The project aims to develop a secure and integrated service delivery framework to enhance security and facilitate immigration, issue of visas and registration.
Chidambaram informed that the project will be completed in September 2014 and would cover 169 Indian missions in foreign countries, 78 ICPs (Immigration Check Posts), 5 FRROs (Foreigners Regional Registration Offices) and all FROs (Foreigners Registration Offices) in the State/District headquarters.
The report also said that the computerization and networking of 42 ICPs is progressing satisfactorily, and the hardware has been delivered to 25 ICP sites and a local area network have been installed at 11 other ICPs.
It also informed that 139 e-Passport Reading Machines (e-PRMs) have been procured for installation at the Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata nd Chennai Airport ICPs. (ANI)