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Portal launched to expedite transfer of mortal remains from abroad

The portal was launched on August 3, 2024.

The central government launched a portal on August 3, 2023, to ensure expedited transfer of mortal remains and bodies of Indian nationals who die abroad. Called the e-CARe (e-clearance for after life remains) portal, it will have separate provisions for transfer of bodies and mortal remains. Nodal officers from Airport Health Organizations will monitor the portal at all hours, to provide fast track approvals.

D​uring a press briefing on launch day, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said applicants will have to submit scanned copies of the required documents like – death certificate, embalming certificate, NOC from Indian embassy or consulate, and canceled passport of the deceased, as per media reports.

The information will be relayed to all stakeholders including airlines, and nodal officers through email, text, and whatspp messages. Original copies of these documents will be verified at the airport by concerned officials. Government officials said the portal is designed to ensure seamless coordination and transparency in all operations.

"Application status can be reviewed in the e-CARe portal with the help of a registration number by stakeholders. Simultaneously, the consignee, the concerned APHOs, the airlines, the nodal officer and CIHD all will be integrated through a common portal and will be aware of the proceedings," Mandaviya said, as per reports. ​

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