I was glad that the mission to get the passport for Matt was over on March 14, 2011. But I was WRONG. Unfortunately have underrated our Indian Officials. The online status page always showed that the File No was incorrect. I am not surprised but definitely pissed off! So I wrote an email to the passport office on the email address mentioned in the receipt on March 17 – Yes you guessed it right. NO RESPONSE. Then another reminder on March 18 but this time with a copy of the email to others as well. BINGO! No response yet 🙂 LOL. The TATKAL scheme was to issue passport in 7 working days and that is gonna be March 22, 2011. Not to take a risk I have sent Ansari my super duper office guy to check in the passport office. Yes not to forget the futile attempts to SMS the application number to the automated system that gave the same response that the application number is wrong 🙂 and the unanswered phone calls to numbers 044-28203591, 93, 94 and the automated voice ” The Number you have dialed is currently busy, Please try after some time”.
A few questions that came to my mind….
>When will our Government Offices stop FU**ing us?
>Why can’t we just outsource the paper work to VFS or some agency like that instead of having touts and brokers doing this at the ground floor of the passport office?
>Why cant we have some polite people at the passport office guiding us instead of BULL DOG officials who treat you like SHIT?