New Passport guideline: Aadhaar as DoB proof, Hindu sadhus can apply giving their guru’s name

Owning a passport and an Aadhar is one of the most compulsory needs in today’s date. Be it an ordinary ‘Aam Aadmi’ or a high class bureaucrat, all of the need Aadhar to define them as the citizen of this country.
Earlier, it was not a cake walk to get a passport for youself. One had to go through various steps to finally own it. But now, according to the new rule, even a ‘Saadhu’ can own a passport for himself! That too with the name of their ‘Gurus’ as their parents.

The government allowed “sadhus and sanyasis” (Hindu saints and hermits) to apply for passport by giving their “spiritual Guru’s” name instead of their biological parents.

Revising its passport application rules, the Ministry of External Affairs today allowed “sadhus and sanyasis” (Hindu saints and hermits) to apply for the travel document by giving their “spiritual Guru’s” name instead of their biological parents.

“Sadhus/ Sanyasis can apply for a passport with the name of their spiritual Guru mentioned in the passport application in lieu of their biological parent(s) name(s) subject to their providing of at least one public document such as Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India, PAN card, Adhar Card, etc wherein the name of the Guru has been recorded against the column(s) for parent(s) name(s),” a ministry statement released today.

The statement also said a passport applicant’s Aadhar or e-Aadhar cards will now be accepted as proof of their dates of birth.

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