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QUESTION NO.2892 INTEGRATION OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS WITH PASSPORT SEVA PROJECT

July 18, 2019

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2892
TO BE ANSWERED ON 18.07.2019

INTEGRATION OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS WITH PASSPORT SEVA PROJECT

2892. SHRI K.R. ARJUNAN:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that Government is on its way to integrate all the diplomatic missions and posts with the Passport Seva Project;

(b) if so, the details thereof ;

(c) whether at present there are 505 Passport Seva Kendras out of which 412 are Post Office Passport Seva Kendras; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN)

(a) & (b) The Ministry is in the process of linking and integrating all the Missions and Posts abroad with the Passport Seva Project (PSP). As on 13 July, 2019, the Ministry has integrated the passport issuance systems in 29 Missions and Posts in Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America into the Passport Seva Project. This will facilitate holders of Indian passports to apply for a fresh passport or renew their existing passport from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

(c) & (d) Yes. There are 505 Passport Kendras (PSK) functioning in the country, including 412 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK), as on 13 July, 2019. The list is at Annexure-I.Tamil.pdf

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