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Opening of new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras in second phase

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New Delhi — The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DoP) have decided to utilise the head post offices and post offices in the country as Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) for delivery of passport-related services to the citizens of the country. The objective of this partnership is to extend passport related services on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage. In the first phase, it has been decided to open 86

In the first phase, 86 POPSK will open in the country, 52 of which have become functional. The MEA and DoP are working closely to turn the passport-related services operational at the remaining 34 POPSK in the first phase.

Following the successful functioning of these POPSK and the positive response received from the people, the MEA and DoP have now decided to open another 149 POPSK at the following places to take the total number of POPSK to 235 in the country.

S.No. State/Union Territory Place Total
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, Bhawanipatna 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 Nadu 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

The MEA has opened 14 Passport Seva Laghu Kendras (PSLK) after May 2014 including all the north-eastern States. Two more PSLK at Siliguri in West Bengal and at Sholapur in Maharashtra are scheduled to be inaugurated shortly to take the total number of passport seva kendras in the country to 93.

With the addition of 235 POPSK, the total number of passport seva kendras including POPSK to be added by the present government for the benefit of the citizens will be 251.

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