Hyderabad: A ‘tatkal’ scheme has been started here on Friday for authentication/attestation and the certificates will be issued to those going abroad for a fee of Rs 500 per certificate at a single window. The fee has been increased from Rs 250 to Rs. 500.
The scheme was inaugurated by R M Gonela, Principal Secretary Political, and General Administration Department in the presence of Chief Secretary S V Prasad. Ravi Shankar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs and N V Ramana Reddy, Special Secretary, Protocol, General Administration, were also present.
The attestation has two components. First, the state government attests and then Ministry of External Affairs official attests certificates related to Hindu marriage, Muslim marriage, Christian marriage, general power of attorney, police clearance, birth and death certificates.
SSC, intermediate and degree certificates will be authenticated by the state government in addition to the certificates of general nursing, midwifery and Para medical courses.
Online application for attestation of the certificates will be introduced shortly. A separate counter has been opened at Secretariat here on Friday.
Keeping in view the prospective immigrants number swelling by the day the government opened the centre which will avoid going to New Delhi for securing the attestations.(INN)