Thursday, July 29, 2021

External Affairs Ministry makes concerted efforts with Posts dept to strengthen outreach of passport services to citizens: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today said his Ministry made concerted efforts, in close collaboration with the Department of Posts, to further strengthen the outreach of passport services to the citizens. He said Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) has been set up all across the country.

Mr Jaishankar said, the mandate of the government is to ensure efficient governance and timely, effective, assured, transparent and accountable public service delivery. Addressing a meeting to mark the Passport Seva Divas, Mr Jaishankar said continuing consolidation and expansion of Passport services has ensured that there is a Passport Kendra in 489 Lok Sabha Constituencies in the country.

He expressed hope to establish a Passport Kendra in the remaining 54, in collaboration with partners, to further strengthen the outreach of passport services to citizens. The minister highlighted that two All Women Passport Seva Kendra became operational at Delhi and Cochin, marking the International Women’s Day on 8 March extending passport services exclusively to our sisters, daughters and mothers.

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