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'Quickly furnish pending verification reports for renewal of arms licenses'

New Delhi: The Delhi Police Licensing Unit asked districts to furnish the antecedent verification reports in respect of application for renewal of arms licenses.

Quoting the letter content sent by licensing unit to other officers, police sources told Millennium Post, "It has been observed that a large number of antecedent verification reports in respect of applications for renewal of arms licenses are pending with the district police for more than 30 days."

Sources further said, "The delay in submission of antecedent verification reports hampers further processing and disposal of applications within the timelines stipulated in the Arms Rules 2016 by the Licensing Unit besides causing inconvenience to citizens leaving them holding expired arms licenses."

The letter further reads, "it is there, requested that the district DCsP may be directed to furnish the antecedents verification reports within the stipulated period of 30 days."

The letter was sent to Joint CPs and DCPs. Sources further said that as many as 789 applications are pending in different districts to Delhi Police.

The subject of the letter was E-Arms license module regarding antecedents verification reports for renewal of arms licenses.

In January this year, with a view to ensuring 'ease of doing business', the "online module for receipt and processing of application" for the grant of Arms Licences and other related services is the latest digital initiative by Delhi Police and this would improve the service delivery by simplifying the licensing process without diluting the legal


Police said the system has been designed, developed and implemented after consultations with all stakeholders and I.T. professionals.

It would enable citizens to apply for a licence from the comfort of their homes and they would be able to check the status of their applications online.

"The applicant can now apply and upload the required documents online for availing various services related to Arms Licences at the click of the mouse. They would also be able to check the status of their applications online," police said.

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