28-03-2018
Begumpet Passport Kendra issues 600 PCCs

newsimageOut of 1,000 slots that were released by the RPO online for obtaining PCCs, only 600 people obtained their PCCs. The PCCs were issued within 10 minutes, after producing a valid passport and the processing documents issued by the licensed employment recruiting firm. As many as 600 people obtained Police Clearance Certificates (PCCs) from the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) in Begumpet during a Mela organised by the Regional Passport Office, Hyderabad in coordination with the branch office of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), on Saturday. The PCCs were issued within 10 minutes, after the producing of a valid passport and the processing documents issued by the licensed employment recruiting firm. Out of 1,000 slots that were released by the RPO online for obtaining PCCs, only 600 people obtained their PCCs. Addressing a press conference here, Regional Passport Officer E. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy said that an applicant had to produce his passport and other documents from a licensed employment recruitment agency, to get a PCC. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued a decree, making it mandatory for those desiring to work in their country, to submit a good conduct certificate. But securing such a certificate was a herculean task as it has to start by approaching the Police Station House Officer (SHO) under whose jurisdiction the applicant resided. After verifying an applicant’s antecedents, the SHO issues a letter certifying his background details. The letter then had to be attested by the state government at the office of the General Administration Department (GAD) at the Secretariat. The same had to also be attested by the MEA. “After a series of meetings organised to explain the problems being faced by applicants, officials in the UAE agreed to consider the PCC as a good conduct certificate,” Vishnu Vardhan Reddy added.