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Udaipur passport sewa kendra inaugurated

Union minister of state for external affairs General VK Singh inaugurated the much-awaited Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) in Udaipur . The PSK can issue a new passport and renew expired ones

jaipur Updated: Jun 02, 2017 19:08 IST
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Union minister of state for external affairs General VK Singh inauguring  the Passport Seva Kendra in Udaipur on Friday.
Union minister of state for external affairs General VK Singh inauguring the Passport Seva Kendra in Udaipur on Friday.(HT Photo.)

Union Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh inaugurated the much-awaited Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) in Udaipur on Friday. The PSK can issue a new passport and renew expired ones.

Apart from printing and dispatching passports, the PSK can perform all other important functions like receiving applications, verifying them and collecting a fee. The PSK, named as Pratap Kendra, is located at Patho ki Magri area near Subhash Marg in the city.

While addressing the crowd, he said that besides Udaipur there are nine other cities where the PSKs have recently been started. “We are trying to provide passport services to people with ease. We want to make it simple and user-friendly so that people can apply for their passport online and can track of it,” said Singh.

“In the recently held meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi, it was decided that the government will open PSKs at the headquarters of every post office in the country. There are around 800 such post offices and PSKs have already been started at 50 of them,” he said, adding that a PSK will also be started at Chittorgarh.

Singh was accompanied by other dignitaries like Dr DM Mulay secretary (CPV and OIA), ministry of external affairs; Vivek Jeph passport officer; Arjun Lal Meena MP Udaipur; CP Joshi MP Chittorgarh; Amrit Lal Meena MP Salumbar; Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar head of Maharana Mewar Charitable Trust; Chandra Singh Kothari, mayor; Lokesh Dwedi, deputy mayor and Ravindra Shrimali chairman UIT.

“The PSK is a boon for the people of Udaipur and it will save them the trouble of travelling to Jodhpur or Jaipur and save money as well. It will also help people living in nearby villages like Salumbar, Dungarpur, Sagwara, Sarada and Kherwada,” said Mulay.