The long pending demand for a permanent Passport Seva Kendra in Mysuru came into reality, on Wednesday; Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar formally inaugurated the full-fledged Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) in the city.
The new PSK centre set up at the Metagalli Post Office premises is different from the existing Passport Seva Kendras in Bengaluru, Gulbarga, Mangaluru and Hubballi, since this is a Central government’s pilot project that is introduced for the first time in city.
In the new centre, right from processing, verification and granting, everything will be done under one roof, while printing and dispatching process would be undertaken by the Regional Passport office in Bengaluru. The post office officials are being roped in to work in this first of its kind kendra and are undergoing training by the officials from the regional office. A total of 100 passports would be processed everyday and the numbers may go up in few days.
India’s first Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) can be made use by the residents of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar to apply for fresh passports, renewal or for any related services online to fix an appointment and then visit the POPSK on the scheduled date to complete the formalities.
Speaking on the occasion, Ananth Kumar said “It has been a long pending demand for the passport kendra which has been fulfilled now. Partnership is an important step in addressing the need for passport kendras across India. The number of applicants in Mysuru may cross one lakh mark soon. Based on the outcome of the pilot project, the government plans to scale up this collaboration.”
The union minister also assured to fulfil the demands of bringing Mysuru back on the air map and setting up two more Kendriya Vidyalayas in Mysuru.