Rc. No.438/Estt.1/2014, Dt:18-12-2014 :: School Education - Issue of No Objection certificate for obtaining pass port to the teachers / Headmasters / Mandal Educational Officers -delegation of powers - issued - Regarding.
Govt. of India, MEA, Office memorandum No.VI/401/01/05/2008 dated:05.10.2009.
The Regional Joint Directors of School Education and District Educational Officers in the State are informed that, in terms of orders issued by the Government of I, ie, Ministry of Exterriai Affairs with regard to the issue of passport to the State Government employees wherein it was ordered for requirement of No Objection Certificate in respect of the Government employees for obtaining the Indian Passport. As per para (3) (a) that "The Government employees / PSU
employees/employees of Municipal Corporations / constitutional bodies, et al, would have an option to subject either existing IC (format modified to include nationality, and is enclosed) or NOC (without certification of Section 6 (2) of Passports Act; format is enclosed). If IC is submitted, passport will be issued without police verification; and if NOC is submitted, passport will be issued on post-police verification basis."
The Regional Joint Directors of School Education and District Educational Officers in the State are further informed that, there are more than two lakh teachers working in 13 Districts of Andhra Pradesh State and the requests for issue of No Objection Certificates for obtaining passports from all the District Educational Officers are coming to the office of the Commissioner of School Education, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. The No Objection Certificate to the teachers for obtaining passport are being issued by the Joint Director of School Education, Verifying the, particulars furnished by the District Educational Officers i.e. application form, declaration, certificates, identity certificate, Annexure-B, No allegation, No charges/criminal cases, No dues, No vigilance cases etc. duly verifying the purpose of visit etc.
The Regional Joint Director of School Education is the appointing authority for the post of Gazetted HM Gr II and Mandal Educational Officers, the District Educational Officer is the appointing authority for the posts of School Assistants, SGTs, LPs, PETs etc. The present system of issue of No Objection Certificate for obtaining passport is based on the particulars/data furnished by them. The guidelines / rules of the Passport Act also stipulated that, the employee / teacher has to furnish an Affidavit / Annexure-I duly giving all the details, the appointing authority after verifying all the details in terms of Passport Act has to issue No Objection Certificate in Annexure-B certifying the identity of the employee / teacher, present place of posting employee ID and recommendation of No Objection Certificate for obtaining the passport duly verifying whether there are any adverse remarks against the individual in terms of Section 6(2) of Indian Passport Act etc.
Since, the said certificate can be issued by the appointing authority / disciplinary authority as they are more aware of the track record / antecedents of the employee/teacher it will be more appropriate to delegate the powers of issue of No Objection Certificate for obtaining passport, to the appointing authorities.
Therefore. the powers of issue of No Objection Certificate for obtaining passport is hereby delegated to the Regional Joint Director of School Education in respect of the post of Gazetted HM Gr.ll and Mandal Educational Officers and to the District Educational Officer for the posts of School Assistants, SGTs, LPs, PETs etc.. working in Government / ZPP and MPP Schools
The Regional Joint Director of School Education and District Educational Officer are strictly instructed to examine each request in detail in terms of orders issued as per the Passport Act and take necessary action and shall maintain a database of all such teachers in soft and hard copy in Register.
This orders comes into force with immediate effect.