1. Apply for passports at selected post offices from next month

Apply for passports at selected post offices from next month

From next month, people in select cities will be able to apply for passports in post offices under an ambitious initiative of the External Affairs Ministry.

By: | New Delhi | Published: February 19, 2017 9:18 AM
Now, you can get passport through these post offices, passport, indian passport, passport changes, aadhar card date of birth passport In the first phase of the project, passport services will be made available in select post offices in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Jharkhand and some other states. (PTI)

From next month, people in select cities will be able to apply for passports in post offices under an ambitious initiative of the External Affairs Ministry. This is aimed at making the passport issuance process hassle-free and ease burden on passport offices across the country which are grappling with large volume of applications. In the first phase of the project, passport services will be made available in select post offices in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Jharkhand and some other states. The External Affairs Ministry, which issues passports, is making all required arrangements for roll-out of the scheme in some of the select cities in first half of March. Currently, 89 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) are operating across the country as extended arms of the 38 Passport Offices. According to the MEA, the government rendered 1.15 crore passport and other related services during 2016.

In Rajasthan, passport services will be available in Kota, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jhunjhunu and Jhalawar while in West Bengal it will be in Asansol, Nadia, North Dinajpur North Kolkata.

In Jharkhand, services will be offered in Deoghar, Jamshedpur and Dhandbad.

“It is our effort that Post Office Passport Sewa Kendras announced in the first phase should start functioning before 31.3.2017,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

In Tamil Nadu, passport services in post office will be rolled out in Salem and Vellore while in Karnataka, it will be in Belgaum, Davangere, Hassan, Gulbarga and Mysuru.

According to MEA, the objective of the government has been to cater to the demand for passports and to reach out to the people located far away from the passport offices.

The MEA had recently liberalised norms for certain categories of citizens as part of efforts to streamline the passport issuance process.

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    gopalaswamy
    Feb 19, 2017 at 5:34 am
    Further to my suggestions, I feel that for renewal of pport an endort may be made on the existing PP that it is renewed for a further period mentioning the date of expiry attaching further pages, if need be, lmprinting the code of bio -matrices details from aadhar this would save lots of money alround to Govt. GOpalaswamy Honnavalli,
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      gopalaswamy
      Feb 19, 2017 at 5:11 am
      I am of the opinion that one need not attend PPSKS personally to give bio-metric details while all such details are already available in AAdhar, which can be got on line by the PPSK, from the numbers provided in aadhar card photo copy of which be sent along with application for fresh/renewal of PP. such a facility is in force for obtaining ration cards from Govt of Karnataka. Why for every thing Bio-matric is obtained every time when it is already available with UDAI (aadhar card) which can be obtained from aadhar.Fee can be accepted by DD and thus PP can be issued the same day and delivered immediately especially to Sr Citzs more so in the case of renewal of PP.These suggestions may be seriously be considered by the MoEA. Gopalaswamy Honnavalli.
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        Rajesh
        Feb 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm
        Call
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          Rajesh
          Feb 22, 2017 at 1:07 pm
          My pport do
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