Forcing to buy Passport cover at PSk- Corruption?

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Guys I paid 1500rs fee online for passport, but when I went to psk. I was told I had to buy passport cover which is 500rs, and it’s mandatory. Is it really so?

Because last time which is probably like 7 years ago, I didn’t pay anything, just the fee. This is really new for me , I thought there is no corruption in govt offices anymore

Ps: i looked up on YouTube n quora seems like this has been going on across the country

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No need to buy , it’s your choice wink

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Deal Subedar
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no its not mandatory
you can firmly say no
this is sasti dukaan setup by tcs

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Yes delhi passport office forcing people for extra

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It is not mandatory. I did not buy it.

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Smiling wrote:

Yes delhi passport office forcing people for extra

WHAT [email protected]

Any way to complain? any one else faced this any where?

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It is optional as already told by others . I heard In Some countries they thow those passport cover at airport checking .

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Deal Subedar
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Optional. Do ask his name and name of his supervisor and complain against them.

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Say you already have one.
Or borrow someone else and show them

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hese wrote:

WHAT [email protected]

Any way to complain? any one else faced this any where?

Put on twitter, tag all ministries and PMO sunglasses
A bunch of pics is preferable

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I did not even know such cases were being sold at passport seva kendra. I just paid online and no one even bothered to tell me about this case at psk.

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hese wrote:

WHAT [email protected]

Any way to complain? any one else faced this any where?

You may bring it to the notice of @ VMBJP and @ MOS_MEA

Very active and helpful like his predecessor.

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Passport online application pay only Rs 1500/- for normal passport with min pages. No need to subscribe to their SMS, or any other commercial items like cover etc. Politely refuse them.

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I think it’s the “fear” of passport application getting rejected makes people say YES to all this stupidity.

I don’t understand why does the passport authority entertain such pimping within their premises.

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file a complaint with PGPortal

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santosh_blr wrote:

I think it’s the “fear” of passport application getting rejected makes people say YES to all this stupidity.

I don’t understand why does the passport authority entertain such pimping within their premises.

& I don’t understand, why people think buying cover will help them get passport or Not buying it will get it rejected..

I refused to pay anything for police verification as well.. still no problem occurred..

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Yes they did force my mom when she went to renew her passport..
But I gave her instructions before hand itself so everything went fine

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Ramesh1997 wrote:

& I don’t understand, why people think buying cover will help them get passport or Not buying it will get it rejected..

I refused to pay anything for police verification as well.. still no problem occurred..

Like I said, It’s the fear!!

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

Yes they did force my mom when she went to renew her passport..
But I gave her instructions before hand itself so everything went fine

Location?

Seriously…never expected Tata to do this? Who is responsible for this Sh*t?

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hese wrote:

Location?

Seriously…never expected Tata to do this? Who is responsible for this Sh*t?

Ministry of external affairs pensive

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hese wrote:

Location?

Seriously…never expected Tata to do this? Who is responsible for this Sh*t?

This was in Mumbai…
Just b stern on ur decision that u don’t need it and they won’t say anything…

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