Passports Act, 1967
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,
(a) "departure", with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means departure from India by water, land or air;
(b) "passport" means a passport issued or deemed to have been issued under this Act;
(c) "passport authority" means an officer or authority empowered under rules made under this Act to issue passports or travel documents and includes the Central Government;
(d) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
(e) "travel document" means a travel document issued or deemed to have been issued under this Act.