Amnesty granted to government employees concealing service in passports

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved an amnesty for government employees, who concealed their government service in their passports.

Directorate General, Immigration & Passport (Headquarters) vide its letter No. 15/01/2019-Policy (Vol-III), dated 11-03-2019 has informed that Federal Cabinet vide Cabinet Division’s letter No. 096/CM/2019-D dated February 22, 2019 has approved proposed amnesty for Government Officers/Officials who obtained passports in private capacity being government employee in concealment of government service, as under:-

i. The government officers/officials, who obtained passport in concealment of profession, are advised to approach Passport Offices concerned, alongwith NOC and recommendations of their respective departments to get their passport data rectified and fresh passport issued, modifying profession as Government Service, within three months of issuance of this letter.

ii. The Government Officers/Officials who obtained passport before joining the Government service are advised to correct their data by applying a fresh passport and producing NOC from their parent departments, within three months of issuance of this letter.

iii. In addition to the prescribed passport fee, additional processing charges of Rs5000/- will be levied on defaulting Officers/Officials who obtained passports in private capacity being government servants.

iv. On expiry of given date/period of three months, the passports of defaulting officers/officials will be cancelled/blocked and legal action under the relevant Section of Passport Act 1974 shall be initiated against them by the departments concerned through FIA under intimation to this Directorate General.

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