Sushma Swaraj Introduces Passport Seva App To Bring "Passport Revolution"

Login   |  Register Now

Follow us with

Sushma Swaraj Introduces Passport Seva App To Bring "Passport Revolution"

Posted on : Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Total 1 News Image

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched a Passport Seva app for seamless application and issue of passports. Addressing the officials of several Passport Seva Kendras and members of the Ministry of External Affairs on the occasion of Passport Seva Diwas on Tuesday, Ms Swaraj mentioned that the two new schemes - passport application from anywhere in India, and filling passport application forms from mobile phones, would make the procedure for obtaining passports simpler.

While terming the new Passport Seva app as a "passport revolution", Ms Swaraj said, "I found that two things which were directly connected to the Indian citizens were a passport and visas required for undertaking Haj pilgrimage."

While the Haj pilgrimage went to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, the passport remained with the External Affairs Ministry.

She further said that the new passport centres now function in separate northeast regions of the country as opposed to a single centre in Guwahati which catered to the passport seekers of all the neighbouring regions up until now.

"In the first two phases, we announced 251 passports registration centres out of which 212 centres are already established. In the third phase, 38 additional centres were announced out of which two centres have been operationalised," she added.

Ms Swaraj further said that in total, there are 260 working passport centres, which will be expanded to all Lok Sabha constituencies in the near future.

Earlier, a meeting took place between Women and Child Development Ministry and the Ministry of External Affairs, in which the participating ministers discussed steps to be taken for issuance of passport and further helped in making passport issuance form as citizen-friendly with the new Passport Seva App.

Currently, the officers of the External Affairs Ministry are making a list of areas where new passport centres will be made.

Courtesy : NDTV

Disclaimer: The contents or any information provided here is strictly personal and way4indians.com does not hold any responsibility or liability on them. We shall endeavor to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

More Articles

Indian Navy Rescues 2 Crew Members ..

KOCHI: The Indian Navy today rescued two crew members stranded inside an Indonesia...

PAM ‘rejects’ any contract with sa..

KUWAIT CITY : The post of former minister of Education Dr Ahmed Al-Mulaifion his Twitter account in which he said a l...

80% of Kuwaitis believe use of ‘wast..

KUWAIT CITY : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released a report on promoting growth and inclusiveness ...

Water Crosses 75 Percent In Nashik ..

MUMBAI: Nearly half a dozen districts in North and Central Maharashtra received a ...

6,000 e-passports issued daily..

KUWAIT CITY : The issuance of e-passports is proceeding at a steady pace, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a security so...

50 Wealthy Indians To Face Tax Scru..

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department has decided to re-assess the tax returns of o...

Bangalore mid-air doom averted afte..

Mumbai: Nearly 330 passengers had a narrow escape after two IndiGo planes averted ...

National Testing Agency (NTA) To Co..

NEW DELHI: Education Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced that the national le...

Rush to get e-passports – ‘Old pas..

KUWAIT CITY : The Directorate- General of Nationality, Passports and Travel Documents said there is coordination betw...

Customs officer urges passengers not t..

KUWAIT CITY : Director of Air Customs Department at the General Administration of Customs, Walid Al-Nasser, has calle...

India To Get Control Of Sri Lanka A..

COLOMBO: India has agreed to form a joint venture with Sri Lanka to operate the co...

Prayers Mark Dalai Lama's 83rd Birt..

LEH: Special prayers were held in this mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and...

Advertisements

Copyright © 2012-2018, All rights Reserved   |  www.way4indians.com  |  This Logo is a trademark of Way4Indians. For Enquires, please contact : info@way4indians.com