The first phase of the implementation of the scheme to deliver passport-related services through post offices will start before March 31, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday.
In a series of tweets, she said, Post Office Passport Sewa Kendras will be made functional in various places like Kota, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jhunjhunun and Jhalawar in Rajasthan.
We are opening PO PSKs in Bhuj, Palanpur and Dahod. @suneelpandya— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 17, 2017
"It is our effort that Post Office Passport Sewa Kendras announced in the first phase should start functioning before 31.3.2017.
"In Rajasthan we will have Post Office Passport Sewa Kendras in Kota, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jhunjhunun and Jhalawar," she tweeted.
In Bihar we are opening Passport Sewa Kendras in Purnia, Gopalganj, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur and Siwan. @afsar2014— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 17, 2017
The minister also tweeted that the list of newly opened Passport Sewa Kendras is on MEA website.
"We are opening Passport Sewa Kendras in Rourkela, Sambalpur and Koraput in this phase itself."
"Aurangabad aur Beed dono jilon mein Passport Sewa Kendra abhi khole ja rahe hain (PSKs are being opened in Aurangabad aur Beed districts as well)," she tweeted.
Bengal mein Asansol, Nadia, North Dinajpur aur North Kolkata mein PO Passport Sewa Kendra abhi khole ja rahe hain. @adarshcharanpa1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 17, 2017
When asked on Agra, she said, "I cannot answer about Agra because of Code of Conduct during elections."
(Feature image source: Reuters)