Your passport not only allows you to travel abroad, but it is also an essential certificate for personal description, which is now in the process of being upgraded.
According to reports, Indian citizens will soon be able to apply for e-passports that are currently being produced by IIT-Kanpur, National Informatics Centre (NIC), India Security Press (ISP) and the Ministry of External Affairs officials with excellent safety characteristics.
External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar stated that the e-passports would be made on an earliness data so that a new passport booklet with high-level security features can be added soon.
Government has already approved the new concept of smart passports, and the procurement process is underway. The Indian Security Press will manufacture these passports in Nashik.
The current e-passport will come with a microchip collecting personal features of an applicant, set in the physical passport booklet.
By the start of a chip in an e-passport, it will become hard to create fake or false models. A microchip will have your biometrics data and other relevant data about the last 30 trips and global progress saved in it.
As per records, the postage-stamp-sized chip can be matched with an enclosed rectangular wire that allows a passport to be delivered within a few moments. This move will probably save crucial minutes at immigration boards.
Though the development of chips would make your e-passport a bit denser and more substantial, it will be safer because tampering with a record in any way, would lead to a breakdown of passport authentication.
Your e-passport will likewise be created in a way that the data existing on the passport cannot be wiped remotely.
Around 120 countries, including the UK and US, are already in the process of adopting e-passports.