3 passport kendras to be set up

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Residents can now get their passports easily made at the kendras in their respective area instead of coming all the way to Pune for the work.

Pune: After the success of Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) in Chinchwad, the Regional Passport Office (RPO) is all set to start three new POPSKs in Ahmednagar, Sangli and Pandharpur.

Residents can now get their passports easily made at the kendras in their respective area instead of coming all the way to Pune for the work.

“We are all set to open these three centres after instructions from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The applicants from there will not have to come to Pune. It will save their money, time and inconvenience caused to them. At present, they have to come to Pune a day before the appointment date,” said Atul Gotsurve, Regional Passport Officer, Pune.

In the first phase, 86 POPSKs are slated to be opened in the country, of which 52 have become functional.

11 POPSKs in State
† The Ministry of External Affairs has decided to open 11 POPSKs across Maharashtra.
† These will be in Ahmednagar, Jalna, Latur, Pandharpur, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Wardha, Navi Mumbai, Dombivli, Panvel and Nanded.
† Ahmednagar, Sangli and Pandharpur come under the Pune passport region office.
† A passport Seva Laghu Kendra will open soon in Solapur.
† In Pune region, POPSKs were opened in Kolhapur and Pimpri-Chinchwad in the first phase, on March 25 and April 2 respectively.

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