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India's e-passport rollout to start by end of year: All you need to know

TCS is working on a passport project with the government; earlier this year, the MEA renewed its 10-year Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) deal worth more than Rs 6,000 crore with the firm

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E-passports, which will have Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip and antenna embedded as an inlay in the back cover, will help officials to verify the details of a traveller quickly.

BS Web Team New Delhi
IT giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will roll out chip-based e-passports by the end of this year, a news report said. The company will also set up a new command and control centre with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and a new data centre that will support all the backend requirements of the project, a report by The Economic Times said. 
 

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First Published: Jun 24 2022 | 1:04 PM IST

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