Passport officer rejects a valid passport in order to get a transfer from current location

25, Jun 2018 By Guest Patrakar
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj transferred a passport official following a woman’s complaint that the passport official had asked her Muslim husband to change his ‘name and religion’ to get a passport. Many people believe it was a knee-jerk reaction by Sushma Swaraj and the case needs to be properly investigated.
While Sushma Swaraj faced a lot of criticism for her action of transferring the official since the officer was doing his duty and there was an error in the passport, one other official used this opportune moment to resolve his personal problem. Mr Sunil Pandey, a native of MP, was posted in West Bengal and wasn’t very happy with his location. Soon after the news of transfer broke out, Sunil started rejecting even the valid passports. After rejecting about 20 passports, one lady complained to Sushma Swaraj through a tweet and the Official twitter account of MEA transferred Sunil with immediate effect.
Faking News reporter spoke to Sunil on this issue. Delighted with the transfer, Sunil said, “I had been trying to get transferred from here for the past three years. I did everything possible but all I got was disappointment. Finally, when Sushma Ji took the decision of transferring an officer who was only doing his duty, I realised that I have to do something noticeable and that bad work gets noticed easily as compared to good work. And see I am going back to my hometown.”
Sushma Swaraj’s decision or rather knee-jerk reaction to one of the most critical jobs related to safety and security raises several questions. Are we becoming too quick to take a stand without even understanding the issue completely? Are more officials going to get inspired by Sunil? To know further, keep reading Faking News.