Government plans to introduce e-passports with embedded RFID chip in back cover this year

India is planning to issue e-passports to its citizens starting from the financial year 2022-23. Union minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan said in the Rajya Sabha. The MoS informed that the e-passport will be a combined paper and electronic passport. It will have an embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip and antenna as an inlay in the back cover. The critical information of the passport will be printed on its data page and stored in the chip as well.

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