Govt. to undertake Rs. 1,011 crore Mission Mode Project for Visa

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New Delhi, April 27 (ANI): The Government is going to ensure modernization and upgradation of immigration services in the country through a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP).

Minister for State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, said: "Modernization and upgradation of immigration services in the country is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) to be undertaken by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)."

The total 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 1/2 years i.e. with effect from April, 2010 to September, 2014.

The MMP is titled "Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration and Tracking (IVFRT)".

The minister stated that 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)," Mr. Mullappally Ramachandran stated in his written reply. (ANI)

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