50 years of Passport Act: Sushma Swaraj announces passports will now be in English and Hindi

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday announced that passports would now be in both Hindi and English, and not just in English.

She also announced 10 percent reduction in passport fee for applicants who are under eight and over 60.

Personal details in passports are now printed only in English.

The external affairs minister was addressing an event to mark 50 years of the Passport Act, 1967.

See the video of the event here:

Updated Date: Jun 23, 2017 16:35:55 IST