Kerala Police to issue ‘Certificate of Non-involvement in Offences’ within a week


Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Police has come up with modified guidelines for issuing ‘Certificate of Non-involvement in Offences’, which will validate that the person is not involved in criminal activities. The individuals can seek certificates for job and other needful purposes within the country, which demands clearance from police.

The guidelines have been modified in the wake of Kerala High Court order restricting the Kerala Police from issuing 'police clearance certificate' to persons going abroad. HC held that that issuance of Good Conduct Certificate or clearance certificate comes under the ambit of the union government or its agencies, thus limiting the powers of police to domestic matters.

If the person has been booked under any criminal cases, then a letter stating the case details will be issued. However, those booked in petty or traffic violation cases are eligible to get the certificate. If the applicant states incorrect information, application will be rejected.

The application fee is Rs 555. The certificate will be issued within seven days of submission.

Both physical and online mode can be availed for submitting the application.

In physical mode, the individual need to file an application with district police chief or station house officers. If there are valid reasons, the individual can submit it through a third person who is authorised.

While in online mode, the individual can use Thuna portal and Pol-App mobile application.

More details and formalities to be followed for the process are available at Kerala Police’s website. Here is the link to the department’s circular on Certificate of Non-involvement in Offences.

Meanwhile, those going abroad for job and other purposes can apply for clearance certificate through portal of Post Office Passport Seva Kendra, which is under Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts.

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