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  India   All India  30 Jan 2018  Orange no more: Govt scraps decision to change passport colour

Orange no more: Govt scraps decision to change passport colour

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jan 30, 2018, 8:21 pm IST
Updated : Jan 30, 2018, 8:27 pm IST

The current practice of printing of the last page of the passport would also continue.

The change was scrapped after a statement was released by the Ministry of External Affairs. (Representational Image)
 The change was scrapped after a statement was released by the Ministry of External Affairs. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: Government has scrapped its decision to issue a separate passport with orange colour jacket to ECR passport holders. The current practice of printing of the last page of the passport would also continue. This means that the passport would continue to serve as valid residential proof.

A statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) 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 orange colour jacket to ECR passport holders.”

 

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The MEA had received several individual and collective representations requesting to reconsider these two decisions.

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The decision of the MEA on both these issues was reviewed in the light of these representations during a meeting chaired by foreign affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on January 29. Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh was also present at the meet.

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