I’ve been doing more search and research to find out how much time it really takes to re issue/renewal Indian passport.
The discovery so far is:
1) Indian Passport Act guidelines say that it should not take more than 60 days to renew/re issue Indian passport. However I’m yet to find the official document which states the timeline.
I manage to find a kind of quasi official timeline as given by Deepak Nikalje (underworld Don Chota Rajan’s brother) Lawyer’s in his passport renewal rejection case. You can see the original story on http://www.indianexpress.com/ie/daily/20000815/ina15025.html
See Chicago Consulate’s website http://chicago.indianconsulate.com/4PassportPioOci/Passport/3ReissueOfPassports.html
2) Most of the Consulates in USA mention duration to be max 5-7 days for in person application and maximum 45 days for postal application.
Above are the theory and probably might be practical too in some countries.
So how much time High Commission Of India London takes to renew Indian Passport?
When you apply renewal of your Passport at High Commission Of India London then forget about it after applying. You never know when they are going to renew.
In my case more than 10 months have passed and these fucking donkeys haven’t renewed my passport. Forget about Indian Passport renewal, High commission Of India, London now refuse the existence of my renewal application at all.