Indian Passport Authority — Regarding Penalty for Damaged Passport

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 Vikas Neb
I was already having my passport which got damaged in my Last Trip by getting Wet in Rain along with my Luggage. I applied for new passport along with my damaged passport . I applied online and checked over there that the fees for the new passport was Rs 1000/- while for reissue of Damaged or lost passport is Rs 2500/- The same i submitted at Passport Office, Amritsar along with processing Fees of Rs 2500/- as on 09-04-2009. As per FAQ given on the website it was told that it will take around 30-45 days in issuing of a New Passport.But after a long wait of three months i got the message on the website that passport will be dispatched on 18-08-2009 .i.e. after four months of applying the passport. But yesterday i.e. on 20th august 2009, i got a registered mail that i have to submit a penalty of Rs 5000/- due to damaged passport.I checked the penalty Section of Passport on the Official Passport site, but there is no such penalty for Damaged passport (Passport Act, 1967 and under Section 12(1) (B)). I am warned to deposit the amount within 15 days of issuing letter, which was issued on 12-aug-2008 otherwise file will be closed.Please let me know whether there is some such powers of Passport officer to get Penalty for the damage which was not done intentionaly.Waiting for early reply...To whome to contact to get my answer ...??????
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This is to bring to your kind notice that, I Balwant Singh Garia, am an Indian national living and working in Thailand for last 14-15 years, having a respectful job in Bangkok, Thailand.

On May 17, 2009, I had a misfortune of having my computer, air ticket, cash and passport stolen by taxi driver at the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. I was leaving for England on a business trip on that fateful day.

Having secured a valid police report and photocopies of my passport and other necessary documents, I approached the Indian Embassy for issuance of a new passport, in the last week of May 2009. My job requires frequent traveling to other countries like Europe & U.S.A to secure business for the company. Without a passport and unable to travel for business for the company, my well paying job is at stake.

Please also note that I am married and have a growing up daughter of 5 years. As the mother is not living in Thailand, I also have to take care of my daughter singly. My daughter is a Thai national. I

Will not be allowed to reside in Thailand without a proper passport & visa and not be able to take care of my young daughter. My present visa to stay in Thailand expires soon.

It’s been nearly more than 5 months since I made a request for issuance of a new passport but I am yet to receive a satisfactory reply from the officials. I even have been told that it could take months or years before a new passport could be made which I find very disturbing. I, being an Indian citizen feel quite disappointed and discouraged to find myself in this helpless situation in a foreign country.
I think the embassy officials are under a false impression that this is my third passport that has been lost where as the fact is that my two earlier passports were DAMAGED & NOT STOLEN OR LOST. The details of those passports are as under:
1. PP # Z1478868 was issued in Bangkok and was valid until 17/07/2012.
2. PP # F3936562 was issued at Bangkok and was valid till 16/5/2016.
Photocopies of both the cancelled passports are attached herewith.

I request you that this matter be regarded as urgent as my employment and my family is in grave situation. I’d appreciate your kind help in this regard and I hope to get my new passport at the earliest.
Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

Balwant Singh Garia
PP # G 4664146
Phones:[protected],[protected] extn. 3955
Cell: [protected]
Did you get any response? I am nearly similar issue? Should also log complain?

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good mrng...this is harpreet kaur
sir my passport is damage..but sir my photo..lamination..back and front is not at all...damage..and not even the stamp is damage.only...water marks...are on the side.of passport....any printed thing..on the passport is not at damaged..everything is clearly visisble...plzzz..kindly..tell me what should i do..its a matter of my carrier...
yours faithfully
harpreet kaur

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