Thursday, 20 July 2017

Opening of New Passport Seva Kendras

There are 91 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) and 55 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) working as on 15 July, 2017.  There are 38 Passport Offices functioning in the country.  List of  Passport Offices is at Annexure-I,  list of Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) is at Annexure-II, list of POPSK functional as on 15 July, 2017 is at Annexure-III and list of POPSK announced in Phase-I and not yet functional is at Annexure-IV. 
There will be 93 PSK and 235 POPSK after the operationalisation of all the POPSK announced in Phases I and II and the PSK at Siliguri (West Bengal) and Solapur (Maharashtra) following which there will be 328 Passport Seva Kendras in the country. The Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts (DOP) have decided to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO) in the various States as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of the country. The Government intends to open POPSK in the HPO in the country in such a manner that there is a Passport Seva Kendra available within a radius of 50 km of every HPO.
  The Government has announced on 17 June, 2017 the opening of 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) in Phase-II.  The list is at Annexure-V.  The Ministry intends to complete the requisite formalities like preparation of sites, procurement of IT and non-IT equipment for setting up of these POPSK at the earliest.
             In the recent years, the Ministry has made many quantitative and qualitative improvements in the delivery of passport services in the country. With the implementation of the Passport Seva Project in partnership with its Service Provider M/s TCS, the Ministry has been providing quality service to the people from the Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) established with best in class amenities across the country in PPP mode. Under this system, the applicants are required to apply for their passports online, upload relevant documents, make the payment online through debit/credit card or SBI net-banking/SBI Challan, schedule an appointment and then visit the designated Passport Seva Kendra (PSK). A user friendly portal has been made available. When an applicant visits the PSK, an Electronic Queue Management System (EQMS) working on the principle of First-in First-out is available at all PSKs to monitor the flow of applicants. The applicants can track the status of their applications themselves through portal and also SMS services. In the current system of passport issuance, there is no manual intervention at any stage, and the complete process is digitally flown with re-engineered process through a single visit clearance.



ANNEXURE-I

STATE/UT-WISE   LIST OF PASSPORT OFFICES

S. No.
State/UT

Location of Passport Offices
1.
Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada
2.
Arunachal Pradesh*
-
3.
Assam*
Guwahati*
4.
Bihar
Patna
5.
Chhattisgarh
Raipur
6.
Goa
Panaji
7.
Gujarat
Ahmedabad+, Surat.
8.
Haryana
--
9.
Himachal Pradesh
Shimla
10.
Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu, Srinagar
11.
Jharkhand
Ranchi
12.
Karnataka
Bangalore
13.
Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin,Kozhikode, Malappuram.
14.
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
15.
Maharashtra
Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Thane.
16.
Manipur*
-
17.
Meghalaya*
-
18.
Mizoram*
-
19.
Nagaland*
-
20.
Odisha
Bhubaneswar
21.
Punjab
Amritsar, Jalandhar.
22.
Rajasthan
Jaipur
23.
Sikkim@
-
24.
Tamil Nadu
Chennai,Trichy,Madurai,
Coimbatore.
25.
Telangana
Hyderabad
26.
Tripura@
-
27.
Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow,Bareilly, Ghaziabad.
28.
Uttarakhand
Dehradun
29.
West Bengal@
Kolkata                                           
30.
Chandigarh UT**
Chandigarh
31.
Delhi NCT***
Delhi

Total
38

*  RPO Guwahati covers  Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya & Nagaland.
**RPO Chandigarh covers parts of Punjab and Haryana
***RPO Delhi covers parts of Haryana
@RPO Kolkata covers Sikkim and Tripura.
N.B.: RPO, Mumbai has jurisdiction over Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli ;
 +RPO Ahmedabad has jurisdiction over Diu;
RPO Chennai has jurisdiction over Puducherry
RPO Cochin has jurisdiction over Lakshadweep Islands.
Andaman & Nicobar Administration also acts as Passport Issuing Authority and liaises with RPO Kolkata.
ANNEXURE-II
List of  Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs)
Sl.No.
State/UT
Passport Office
Number of PSKs
1
Andhra Pradesh
Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada
3
2
Arunachal Pradesh
Guwahati
1
3
Assam
Guwahati
1
4
Bihar
Patna
2
5
Chandigarh(UT)
Chandigarh
2
6
Chhattisgarh
Raipur
1
7
Delhi (NCT)
Delhi
4
8
Goa
Panaji
1
9
Gujarat
Ahmedabad
4
Surat
1
10
Haryana
Chandigarh
1
11
Himachal Pradesh
Shimla
1
12
Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu
1
Srinagar
1
13
Jharkhand
Ranchi
1
14
Karnataka
Bangalore
5
15
Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram
3
Cochin
5
Kozhikode
4
Malappuram
1
16
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
2
17
Maharashtra
Mumbai
3
Pune
1
Nagpur
1
Thane
2
18
Manipur
Guwahati
1
19
Mizoram
Guwahati
1
20
Meghalaya
Guwahati
1
21
Nagaland
Guwahati
1
22
Odisha
Bhubaneswar
1
23
Punjab
Amritsar
1
Jalandhar
3
24
Puducherry
Chennai
1
25
Rajasthan
Jaipur
4
26
Sikkim
Kolkata
1
27
Tamilnadu
Chennai
3
Trichy
2
Madurai
2
Coimbatore
1
28
Telangana
Hyderabad
6
29
Tripura
Kolkata
1
30
Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow
4
Bareilly
1
Ghaziabad
1
31
Uttarakhand
Dehradun
1
32
West Bengal
Kolkata
2


Total
91
*****

ANNEXURE – III

List of functional POPSKs
S.No.
State/UT
Locations
S.No.
State/UT
Locations
1
Andhra Pradesh
Kadappa
29
Madhya Pradesh
Satna
2
Andhra Pradesh
Kurnool
30
Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur
3
Andhra Pradesh
Nellore
31
Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior
4
Assam
Silchar
32
Maharastra
Kolhapur
5
Bihar
Muzaffarpur
33
Maharastra
Aurangabad
6
Bihar
Purnea
34
Maharastra
Pimpri Chinchwad
7
Bihar
Bhagalpur
35
Odisha
Rourkela
8
Bihar
Siwan
36
Odisha
Sambalpur
9
Bihar
Bettiah
37
Odisha
Koraput
10
Chattisgarh
Surguja
38
Rajasthan
Kota
11
Dadar & Nagar Haveli
Silvasa
39
Rajasthan
Bikaner
12
Daman
Daman
40
Rajasthan
Jhunjhunu
13
Gujarat
Dahod
41
Rajasthan
Jaisalmer
14
Gujarat
Palanpur
42
Rajasthan
Jhalawar
15
Gujarat
Bhuj
43
Tamil Nadu
Salem
16
Haryana
Karnal
44
Tamil Nadu
Vellore
17
Haryana
Hisar
45
Telangana
Mehbubnagar
18
Haryana
Faridabad
46
Telangana
Warangal
19
Himachal Pradesh
Palampur
47
Uttar Pradesh
Jhansi
20
Himachal Pradesh
Hamirpur
48
Uttar Pradesh
Pilibhit
21
Jammu & Kashmir
Udhampur
49
Uttar Pradesh
Ghazipur
22
Jharkhand
Jamshedpur
50
Uttar Pradesh
Ayodhya/ Faizabad
23
Jharkhand
Deoghar
51
Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad
24
Karnataka
Mysuru
52
West Bengal
Asansol
25
Kerala
Pathanamthitta
53
West Bengal
Raiganj
26
Kerala
Kasargod
54
West Bengal
Beadon Street
27
Lakshadweep
Kavaratti
55
West Bengal
Krishnanagar
28
Madhya Pradesh
Vidisha




*****


ANNEXURE-IV

List of POPSK of Phase-I not yet functional
S.No.
State/UT
Locations
1
Bihar
Gopalganj
2
Delhi
Janak Puri
3
Delhi
Nehru Place   
4
Delhi
North West DelhI
5
Delhi
Patparganj        
6
Delhi
Yamuna Vihar
7
Goa
South Goa
8
In place of Diu
Veraval
9
Jammu & Kashmir
Leh
10
Jharkhand
Dhanbad
11
Karnataka
Belagavi
12
Karnataka
Devangere
13
Karnataka
Hassan
14
Maharastra
Beed
15
Maharastra
Ghatkopar
16
Maharastra
Jalgaon
17
Maharastra
Mumbai North Central
18
Maharastra
Mumbai South Central
19
Punjab
Bathinda
20
Punjab
Gurdaspur
21
Punjab
Patiala
22
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
23
Uttar Pradesh
Bijnaur
24
Uttar Pradesh
GautamBudh Nagar
25
Uttar Pradesh
Mathura
26
Uttar Pradesh
Meerut
27
Uttar Pradesh
Sultanpur
28
Uttar Pradesh
Deoria
29
Uttarakhand
Almora
30
Uttarakhand
Haldwani
31
Uttarakhand
Nainital

*****


ANNEXURE –V

STATE-WISE LIST OF POPSK – PHASE II

S.No.
State/UT
Place
Total number of POPSK to be  opened - Phase II
1
Andhra Pradesh
Anantpur, Chitoor, Guntur, Krishna, Ongole, Rajamundry, Srikakulam
7
2
Arunachal Pradesh
Changlang, Tirap 
2
3
Assam
Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Karbi Anglong, Kokrajhar, Mangaldoi, North Lakhim Pur, Sonitpur, Tinsukia.
9
4
Bihar
Begusarai, Buxar, East Champaran, Gaya, Madhubani, Samastipur, Supaul, Munger, Navada.   
9
5
Chattisgarh
Durg, Rajnandgaon  
2
6
Gujarat
Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagarh, Kheda, Navsari, Valsad.                     
8
7
Haryana
Bhiwani, Kaithal, Narnaul, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar.   
7
8
Himachal
Pradesh
Kangra, Mandi, Una.                   
3
9
J & K
Anantnag, Baramula, Kathua.
3
10
Jharkhand
Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Medininagar.
3
11
Karnataka
Bellary, Bidar, Raichur, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Udipi, Vijayapur.  
7
12
Kerala
Chengannur, Idukki  
2
13
Madhya Pradesh
Balaghat, Chhindwara, Dewas, Hoshangabad, Sehore, Sidhi, Ujjain, Betul, Shivni.
9
14
Maharashtra
Ahmednagar, Jalna, Latur, Pandharpur, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Wardha, Navi Mumbai, Dombivali, Panvel, Nanded. 
11
15
Meghalaya
Baghmara, Tura
2
16
Odisha
Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhawanipatna (Kalahandi).  
3
17
Punjab
Moga,Sangrur, Tarn Taran, SBS Nagar (Nawan Shahar), Phagwara                     
5
18
Puducherry
Karaikal
1
19
Rajasthan
Ajmer, Churu, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Karauli-Dhaulpur, Nagaur, Sriganganagar, Alwar, Chittorgarh, Banswara, Pali.
11
20
Tamilnadu
Cuddalore, Dindigul, Namakkal, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Tiruppur, Viluppuram, Virudhunagar, Kanyakumari(N).                  
11
21
Telangana
Adilabad, Medak, Khammam, Siddipet, Nalgonda.,                 
5
22
Uttarakhand
Pauri, Roorkee, Rudrapur.   
3
23
Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh, Amethi, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Ballia, Balrampur, Barabanki, Basti, Gonda, Jaunpur, Kushinagar, Mau,  Sitapur, Muradabad, Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli, Rampur, Saharanpur, Unnao.                   
19
24
West Bengal
Bardhman, Barrackpore, Darjeeling, Malda.
4
25
Delhi
Krishna Nagar, Lodhi Road, Saket
3
Total
149


This information was given by Shri. M. J. Akbar, the Minister of State for External Affairs, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today (July 19, 2017).


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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