To ensure that all passport verifications are completed within 15 days, the Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Friday launched ‘mPassport’, a mobile application of Chandigarh police. He also announced that four more services, including employee verification, character verification, tenant verification and servant verification, would be made available online through the mobile application of Chandigarh police, ‘e-Sathi’.In the statement, UT Police official said that the ‘e-Sathi’ app has already been offering 11 online services including parking stickers for senior citizens, lodging of e-FIRs, lodging of complaints of missing objects etc.‘mPassport’ was created by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and has been linked to the Regional Passport Offices (RPOs) throughout the country. It will make the entire verification proceeding paperless, he added.The official further said, “Today, Chandigarh Police adopted the „mPassport Police APP‟, a unified platform for all passport verifications in UT Chandigarh, which were earlier being done through paper mode, but will now be done through online mode.”He further said that the main aim and objective of mPassport Police App is to provide passport related services to the Indian Citizens in a speedy, convenient and transparent manner. So, today “mPassport Police App” is launched to provide a wide variety of services to Smartphone users and now onwards the whole process of the passport verification would be paperless, online and will provide speedy, convenient and transparent services to the residents of the city.DGP (UT) Praveer Ranjan said, “mPassport-enabled 32 tablets were allotted to 16 police stations. Now on, cops will visit the applicants’ residences and upload the necessary documents on the application instead of collecting the photocopies. As the application is connected with the RPO, uploaded documents will reach the concerned department. Although 15 days is the timeframe to complete passport verification, Chandigarh police usually completes the verification process within 5 days.Besides this, UT Administrator also handed over the insurance claim cheque of Rs 90,00,000 presented by HDFC bank to the family members of lady police official L/C Sharda who departed recently in a road accident. She was survived by two children and husband serving as Constable Parveen Kumar in Chandigarh Police. The Cheque was given as per recently signed MoU between Chandigarh Police and HDFC Bank.