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195 cases of NRI husbands Deserting their Wives: RPO

Current context: 195 cases of NRI husbands deserting their wives in the past 2 years is noted by the regional passport office (RPO)
195 cases of NRI husbands Deserting their Wives: RPO
  • The Ministry of External affairs is very sensitive regarding the matter
  • Cases include desertion, Divorces, domestic violence, dowry harassment etc.
  • A large number of the cases were reported from Punjab
  • The RPO handles complaints from the police, women commission, or other sources
  • If there is any case of lookout notice, non-bail able warrant, court direction etc. against the husband the passport is cancelled
  • Complaints filed by third parties are accepted
  • The RPO sends show-cause notices to the husband when they receive complaints against them

Other cases before the RPO:

  • Foreign nationals claiming to be Indian citizens- Mostly Nepalese, Bangladeshis and Myanmarese apply through the Aadhaar card, school certificate, birth certificate etc.
  • Phishing websites masquerading as genuine websites claim up to Rs 5000 as application fee for ordinary passport whereas the actual fee is only Rs 1500

Question: 

Q.1 Regional passport office comes under which ministry of GOI?
a. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
b. Ministry of External Affairs
c. Finance and corporate affairs Ministry
d. Human resource development ministry
195 cases of NRI husbands Deserting their Wives: RPO 195 cases of NRI husbands Deserting their Wives: RPO Reviewed by Neha on July 14, 2019 Rating: 5

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