PASSPORT SEVA( SERVICE) OR OPPRESSION PAR EXCELLENCE?! STOP IMMEDIATELY THE NIGHTMARISH TYRANNY VIOLATING A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF INDIAN CITIZENS

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“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.” A QUOTE BY MAHATMA GANDHI WHICH IS MOST PROMINIENTLY DISPLAYED AT ALL PSKS (PASSPORT SEVA KENDRAS) THROUGHOUT INDIA.

THE INDIAN PASSPORT IS THE PRIMARY TRAVEL DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA TO ITS CITIZENS. IT ENABLES THE BEARER TO TRAVEL INTERNATIONALLY AND SERVES AS PROOF OF INDIAN CITIZENSHIP AS PER THE “THE PASSPORTS ACT” (1967). THE CONSULAR PASSPORT & VISA (CPV) DIVISION OF THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, FUNCTIONING AS THE CENTRAL PASSPORT ORGANISATION, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ISSUANCE OF INDIAN PASSPORTS ON DEMAND TO ALL ELIGIBLE INDIAN CITIZENS. PASSPORTS ARE ISSUED AT 37 LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND AT 162 INDIAN MISSIONS (HIGH COMMISSIONS, EMBASSIES AND CONSULAR POSTS) ABROAD.

REGULAR PASSPORT (DEEP BLUE) – ISSUED TO REGULAR CITIZENS FOR ORDINARY TRAVEL, SUCH AS FOR VACATION, STUDY AND BUSINESS TRIPS (36 OR 60 PAGES). IT IS A TYPE “P” PASSPORT – P STANDS FOR PERSONAL.

THE PASSPORTS ACT IS AN ACT OF THE PARLIAMENT OF INDIA “FOR THE ISSUE OF PASSPORTS AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, TO REGULATE THE DEPARTURE FROM INDIA OF CITIZENS OF INDIA AND FOR OTHER PERSONS AND FOR MATTERS INCIDENTAL OR ANCILLARY THERETO.” THE ACT APPLIES TO WHOLE OF INDIA EXTENDING TO CITIZENS OF INDIA LIVING OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY. THE ACT REPLACED THE INDIAN PASSPORT ORDINANCE 1967 AND WAS ENACTED BY ACT 15 OF 1967 WITH RETROSPECTIVE EFFECT FROM 5 MAY 1967. THE ACT DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURES IN GETTING AN INDIAN PASSPORT.

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DEAR SUSHMAJI,

YOU WON OUR HEARTS WITH YOUR GALLANT AND VIBRANT SPEECH IN PARLIAMENT WHEN THE HIKE IN PRICE IN DIESEL, PETROL AND ESPECIALLY THE SUBSIDY ON LPGS WAS WITHDRAWN BY THE ERSTWHILE DR MANMOHAN SINGH – LED GOVERNMENT. HOPE THOSE WERE EMANATED FROM YOUR CONSCIENCE AND ETHICAL PRICIPLES AND WERE NOT SIMPLY EMPTY EXPRESSIONS UTTERED FOR IN-HOUSE AND LATER MEDIA APPRAISAL!

BEING CURRENTLY THE RESPECTABLE MINISTER-IN-CHARGE, DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA I REALLY DO HAVE QUALMS REGARDING HOW FAR ARE YOU AWARE OF THE MISERABLE CONDITIONS VIS-À-VIS THE TROUBLES AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE APPLICANTS AT THE PASSPORT SEVA KENDRAS(PSKS), AT LEAST IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY. THE CURRENT SIGNATORY HAVE HAD RECENTLY TEN(10) LONG HOURS OF NIGHTMARISHEXPERIENCE – IN TWO PROLONGED SESSIONS – AT THE BERHAMPUR PSK, DISTRICT MURSIDABAD, STATE WEST BENGAL.

IT IS THE SAME BERHAMPUR WHICH GAVE RISE TO ‘THE GEM OF GEM OF PARLIAMENTIARIANS’ SUCH AS SHRI TRIDIB CHOUDHURY OF RSP AND WAS THE CHILDHOOD FOSTERING LOCATIONS FOR THESPIANS AND CINEMATIC GENUISES AS UTPAL DUTT AND RITWIK KUMAR GHATAK.

THE UNDERSIGNED, MODESTLY MENTIONS, HAS A FOUR-GENERATION RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS HABITAT FOR WHICH HE OPTED FOR THE CENTRE INSTEAD OF KOLKATA, HIS RESIDING CITY.

IN REALITY THIS MAIL IS WRITTEN IN GREAT DESPAIR AND AGONY.

QUITE UNFORTUNATELY, THE PASSPORT AUTHORITY HAS LONG BEEN LINKED WITH BRIBING, PIMPING, FLAUNTING, TOUTING AND SO ON AND SO FORTH. WHEN THE OFFICES WQERE DECENTRALIZED, THE AGGRESSION GOT DISPLACED TOWARDS TANGIBLE TARGETS, WITH THE CCTV SURVEILLANCE 24X7, THE MONITORING OF THE FUNCTIONING OF THE PERSONNEL THEY ALSO BECAME OVERTLY ZEALOUS – EXHIBITING THEIR ACTIVITIES TOO FANATICALLY IN ORDER TO PROVE THEIR EFFICIENCY TO THE SUPERIORS!

LIKEWISE THE SAME PLAY WAS ENACTED YESTERDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 AND PRIOR TO THAT ON SEPTEMBER 01, 2014 THE UNDERSIGNED, TRAVELLING ALL THE WAY FROM KOLKATA TO BEHRAMPUR, HAD TO FACE UNIMAGINABLE, ABOMINABLE HARASSMENT, INSULT AND BULLYING FOR RE-ISSUING A PASSPORT DATING BACK TO 1984.

THE PRESENT APPLICANT WAS TOSSED FROM ONE KIOSK TO ANOTHER FOR FIVE AND HALF LONG HOURS (9 AM TO 2 PM) YESTERDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 AND FROM 2PM TO 7 PM ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2014. FOR SEPTEMBER 1 THERE WERE REASONS FOR CROSS-EXAMINATION SINCE THE UNDERSIGNED IN HASTE OVERLOOKED THE FURNISHING OF DOCUMENTS (ANNEXURES B/NOC AND M/NON-ECR PROOF)WAS DEFERRED TO A SECOND APPOINTMENT WHICH OCCURRED YESTERDAY (READ IN BOTH THE INSTANCES GRILLING SESSIOSN SIMILAR TO CASE PROCEEDINGS IN COURTS).

THE VARIOUS HUMILIATING ROUND-UPS ENDED UP IN LABELLING THE CURRENT APPLICANT AS A ‘LUNATIC’AS HE FORWARDED A NOTE OF DISSENTION TOWARDS THE DILLY-DALLY AND LACK-LUSTURE MANEUVERINGS OF THE MAJORITY OF THE PERSONNEL.

BEFORE THE OFFICE OPENED AT 9 AM THE WAIT IN LINE FOR THE NEW APPLICANTS CONSISTED 10-15 INDIVIDUALS WHILE PERSONS WHO QUEUED UP AS ‘HELD –UP’ CASES WERE ROUGHLY 45-50 IN NUMBER, ITSELF EVIDENT THAT THE PASSPORT ISSUING OFFICIALS DERIVE A SADISTIC PLEASURE BY HARASSING THE APPLICANTS [AND ON WHAT GROUNDSS? A YOUNG( ‘HINDU BRAHMIN’) APPLICANT WHO HAS FURNISHED HIS VOTER’S ID, RATION CARD, ELECTRIC BILL, EVEN HIS ANCESTRAL DEED OF ASSETS DATING BACK TO 1960 HAS BEEN NOT ALLOWED PASSPORT DUE TO ‘INABILITY TO PROVE THAT HE IS AN INDIAN’!!!

A PERTINENT QUESTION MIGHT BE RAISED: SINCE MOS OF THE POPULACE ARE RURAL. LESS EDUCATED AND NOT WELL-CONVERSANT IN THIS CYBER-FRIENDLY WORLD MIGHT LEAD TO ERRONEOUS ADVANCEMENTS.

BUT WHAT OF THE KINS OF SENIOR GOVERNMENTAL (IFS/IFS OFFICEHOLDERS WHO HAVE BEEN ARE BEING HASSLED BY THEIR OWN COLLEAGUES DUE TO PETTY FOUNDATIONS?!

A MOST HUMBLE SUBMISION TO YOU MS SWARAJ: IF YOU REALLY ARE ONE AND THE SAME PERSON AS IN OPPOSTION IN THE PARLIAMENT AS YOU ARE NOW, AS EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER, DO INSTRUCT IMMEDIATELY YOUR MINISTRY TO TERMINATE THESE UNWORTHY PRACTICES AT THE EARLIEST. WHEN THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT (UNDER THE PROFICIENT LEADERSHIP OF SHRI NARENDRA MODI. HON’BLE PM OF INDIA) IS ATTEMPTING ITS LEVEL BEST TO PROGRESS INDIA TOWARDS THE 4TH MILLENNIUM IS NOT THIS KIND OF BUREAUCRATIC ATROCITY SIMPLY HAULING US BACKWARDS TO THE MEDIAEVAL AGES AND TARNISHING THE IMAGE OF INDIA GLOBALLY?

WHEN WILL THESE END? WILL IT, EVER?

WAITING FOR YOUR JUDICIOUS ACTION MOST EARNESTLY-

MOST TRULY YOURS

SOUVIK RAYCHAUDHURI

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(DR.) SOUVIK RAYCHAUDHURI MSC. PHD MSPA(USA)

PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE

UNIVERSITY COLLEGES OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA

92, ACHARYA PRAFULLA CHANDRA ROAD

KOLKATA, INDIA, 700009

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ATTACHMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS

(EX) HONORARY LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA

MEMBER: SOCIETY FOR PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT (SPA), VA, USA

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE RORSCHACH AND PROJECTIVE METHODS (ISR) BERN, SWITZERLAND & COUNCIL OF ARCHIVE CORRESPONDENTS, RORSCHACHARCHIVES, BERN & NORTH CAROLINA (NC), USA

INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOHISTORICAL ASSOCIATION (IPA), NY, USA

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MEDIA & COMMUNICATION RESEARCH (IAMCR), THE EU-UNESCO INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA & COMMUNICATION RESEARCH, UK/ USA/URUGUAY

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (IACCP), NC, USA

SOCIETY FOR CROSS CULTURAL RESEARCH (SCCR), FL. USA

SOCIETY FOR CINEMA & MEDIA STUDIES (SCMS), OK, USA

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR CULTURAL AND ACTIVITY RESEARCH (ISCAR), UK/DENMARK/ITALY

EX-MEMBER:

(HONORARY) STATE FILM CENSOR BOARD, GOVT. OF WEST BENGAL, INDIA

CORRESPONDING/ EXTRA-ORDINAIRE, MEDIACULT, THE EU-UNESCO INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA, COMMUNICATION & CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, WIEN, AUSTRIA:

UG BOARD OF STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA, INDIA

PASSPORT SEVA( SERVICE) OR OPPRESSION PAR EXCELLENCE?! STOP IMMEDIATELY THE NIGHTMARISH TYRANNY VIOLATING A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF INDIAN CITIZENS
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