There is major scandal in Lucknow passport office nowadays.
If you are an existing passport holder & you apply for some miscellaneous services the chances are that your passport will not be sent to you. Probably your file will disappear in the passport office.
This situation can be overcome only if you have the patience & will to meet the Reg. Passport Officer now a days who happens to be an IPS officer who hapens to be a muslim now a days. He thinks himself to be a king of some palce so he will not meet you easily. You have to try again & again or to apply some source to meet this MF.
Then once you meet him your file will reappear within 10 minutes.
This is the modus operandi being adopted by the employees at the passport office.I they see that your passport has any visas they will hide your file.
The same happend with me recently.