Panaji, Feb 13 (IECurrentAffairs) Member of Parliament from South Goa Narendra Sawaikar will inaugurate Post Office Passport Seva Kendra at Margao in South Goa on February 14, 2019.
According to a statement here, the Passport Seva Project (PSP), an ambitious Mission Mode Project of the Government of India, is being successfully run in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode as part of the National e-Governance Plan. It has emerged as one of the most noticeable statutory and citizen-centric services being rendered by the Government. Passport Seva Project is launched by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in association with M/s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) which is the Service Provider for the PSP services.
The inaugural ceremony would be held on at Mathany Saldanha Administrative Complex, near KTC Bus Stand, Margao.
‘In order to extend passport services to our citizens on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) have now agreed to utilize the network of Post Offices in the various States as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of our country. Applicants, who apply for their passports online through the passport portal, can now schedule an appointment and then visit the designated POPSK to complete the formalities akin to those at the PSK prior to the issue of the passport,’ the statement said.
Delivery of passport related services through the POPSK would be yet another citizen-centric measure of the Government in taking IT- driven public services closer to the people of the country. This partnership would be an important step forward enabling the Government to continue to deliver passport related services to the citizens in a timely, transparent, more accessible, and reliable manner through streamlined processes and a committed, trained and motivated workforce, it added.