Passport Seva Laghu Kendra inaugurated in Indore

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Feb. 22 (ANI): A Passport Seva Laghu Kendra (PSLK) was inaugurated here on February 22 by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan along with Minister of State for External Affairs General Dr. V.K. Singh and other dignitaries were also present at the event. Indore PSLK is the second Passport Seva Kendra in Madhya Pradesh after Bhopal. It would be the 90th PSK which would function as an extended arm of the Regional Passport Office (RPO) of Bhopal. Passport applicants from total 15 districts of Indore and Ujjain Commissionerate will be facilitated at PSLK Indore. Initially, 100 appointments per day would be released which will be increased gradually on need basis. During the year 2016, more than 1,47,000 passport applications from Madhya Pradesh were processed by the Regional RPO in Bhopal. It is integrated with Passport Seva Project (PSP), a high impact citizen-centre e-governance initiative as part of the National e-Governance Plan. More than 4.35 crore passport service applications have been processed since the inception of the new system which is fully online. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has taken a big leap in the country in improving governance in passport issuance by focussing on faster services delivery, transparency, citizen-friendliness and convenience. (ANI)