Several measures have been taken to facilitate the travellers
and to prevent corruption by the immigration staff. As far as the Immigration Check Posts (ICPs)
managed by Bureau of Immigration are concerned, the Immigration Officers work
in an open area and remain under constant view/watch of passengers and staff of
other agencies. As such there is hardly
any scope for them to indulge in corrupt practice at Immigration Counters.
While replying to a
question in the Rajya Sabha
Minister of State of Home Affairs said
following measures have been taken to curb corruption in Immigration:-
Immigration Area has been kept under CCTV surveillance round the clock.
ii. Constant briefing to all officers, including
supervisory staff, is given during weekly meetings and training sessions.
iii. Immigration counters at arrival/departures are so
positioned so that constant vigil can be maintained by supervising officers.
supervision is maintained by Inspector/ACP level officers over the immigration
v. Surprise checks are carried out by the FRRO and
senior officers including during night/peak hours.
vi. Feedback forms have been provided at Immigration
Counters and placed near exit gates of Immigration.
vii. Contact details of the FRROs are available in the
Website of BoI to register any complaints against the
Immigration staff or to provide their suggestions for improvement of the
working of the staff.
Indian nationals arriving as deportees from abroad on various grounds are
examined for ascertaining the veracity /genuineness of the travel documents
used; involvement of agents etc from security as well as human trafficking
angle, modus operandi and route adopted by the passengers. This helps in
identifying new trends emerging in
human trafficking. The focus of
examination is on confirming the nationality status of the person and
genuineness of the travel document. The persons arriving as deportees for violation
of only Visa rules are not examined deeply. Appropriate legal action is taken
wherever made out without causing any undue harassment to any passenger by