Wednesday, July 19, at the Knesset passed a joint session of several parliamentary committees, which discussed one of the hottest issues this summer –the queue at the interior Ministry.
The initiator of this meeting was the Deputy of the Yulia Malinovskaya (NDI). She criticized the decision of the Ministry of interior to begin the process of transition to biometric passports in the midst of summer vacations and holidays.
At the meeting the MP said that due to a badly chosen time for the transition to the new documents, in the offices of the Ministry of interior formed a long queue. Many Israelis were forced to renew the documents in the branch of the interior Ministry at the airport, paying for this «service» at an inflated rate of 1,100 shekels. In this case, the passport is extended for only 1 year.
The press service of the Yisrael Beiteinu said that during the meeting the representatives of the Ministry of internal Affairs declared that the situation is under control and in the offices of this Department. In response, the Director was forced to show photos from several cities, as well as complaints of users in social networks.
«The interior Ministry is trying to convince us that the process of issuing new documents perfectly organized, but, alas, not so. I declare it on the basis of numerous references of citizens and the personal experience gained by me during the sudden visit of a number of city departments of internal Affairs. My parliamentary assistant, tried yesterday using the official mobile app to queue at the branch of the interior Ministry in modi’in. The nearest place was only a month. The law on biometric passports was adopted in haste, although it was obvious that its implementation starts to falter in the midst of the holiday season. I have no complaints about the staff offices of the interior Ministry, because they suffer from happening. The problem in the leadership of the Ministry of internal Affairs, and especially in the head of this Agency,» — said at the Commission meeting Yulia Malinovskaya.