Opening of New Passport Seva Kendras



Opening of New Passport Seva Kendras

There are 91 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) and 55 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) working as on 15 July, 2017.  There are 38 Passport Offices functioning in the country.  List of  Passport Offices is at Annexure-I,  list of Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) is at Annexure-II, list of POPSK functional as on 15 July, 2017 is at Annexure-III and list of POPSK announced in Phase-I and not yet functional is at Annexure-IV.

There will be 93 PSK and 235 POPSK after the operationalisation of all the POPSK announced in Phases I and II and the PSK at Siliguri (West Bengal) and Solapur (Maharashtra) following which there will be 328 Passport Seva Kendras in the country. The Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts (DOP) have decided to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO) in the various States as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of the country. The Government intends to open POPSK in the HPO in the country in such a manner that there is a Passport Seva Kendra available within a radius of 50 km of every HPO.
  The Government has announced on 17 June, 2017 the opening of 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) in Phase-II.  The list is at Annexure-V.  The Ministry intends to complete the requisite formalities like preparation of sites, procurement of IT and non-IT equipment for setting up of these POPSK at the earliest.
             In the recent years, the Ministry has made many quantitative and qualitative improvements in the delivery of passport services in the country. With the implementation of the Passport Seva Project in partnership with its Service Provider M/s TCS, the Ministry has been providing quality service to the people from the Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) established with best in class amenities across the country in PPP mode. Under this system, the applicants are required to apply for their passports online, upload relevant documents, make the payment online through debit/credit card or SBI net-banking/SBI Challan, schedule an appointment and then visit the designated Passport Seva Kendra (PSK). A user friendly portal has been made available. When an applicant visits the PSK, an Electronic Queue Management System (EQMS) working on the principle of First-in First-out is available at all PSKs to monitor the flow of applicants. The applicants can track the status of their applications themselves through portal and also SMS services. In the current system of passport issuance, there is no manual intervention at any stage, and the complete process is digitally flown with re-engineered process through a single visit clearance.



ANNEXURE-I

STATE/UT-WISE   LIST OF PASSPORT OFFICES

S. No. State/UT Location of Passport Offices
1.Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada
2.Arunachal Pradesh*-
3.Assam* Guwahati*
4.Bihar Patna
5.Chhattisgarh Raipur
6.Goa Panaji
7.Gujarat Ahmedabad+, Surat.
8.Haryana --
9.Himachal Pradesh Shimla
10.Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
11.Jharkhand Ranchi
12.Karnataka Bangalore
13.Kerala Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin,Kozhikode, Malappuram.
14.Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
15.Maharashtra Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Thane.
16.Manipur*-
17.Meghalaya*-
18.Mizoram*-
19.Nagaland*-
20.Odisha Bhubaneswar
21.Punjab Amritsar, Jalandhar.
22.Rajasthan Jaipur
23.Sikkim@-
24.Tamil Nadu Chennai,Trichy,Madurai,Coimbatore.
25.Telangana Hyderabad
26.Tripura@-
27.Uttar Pradesh Lucknow,Bareilly, Ghaziabad.
28.Uttarakhand Dehradun
29.West Bengal@ Kolkata                                          
30.Chandigarh UT** Chandigarh
31.Delhi NCT*** Delhi
 Total 38

*  RPO Guwahati covers  Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya & Nagaland.
**RPO Chandigarh covers parts of Punjab and Haryana
***RPO Delhi covers parts of Haryana
@RPO Kolkata covers Sikkim and Tripura.
N.B.: RPO, Mumbai has jurisdiction over Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli ;
 +RPO Ahmedabad has jurisdiction over Diu;
RPO Chennai has jurisdiction over Puducherry
RPO Cochin has jurisdiction over Lakshadweep Islands.
Andaman & Nicobar Administration also acts as Passport Issuing Authority and liaises with RPO Kolkata.

ANNEXURE-II

List of  Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs)

Sl.No.State/UTPassport Office Number of PSKs
1 Andhra Pradesh Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada 3
2 Arunachal Pradesh Guwahati 1
3 Assam Guwahati 1
4 Bihar Patna 2
5 Chandigarh(UT) Chandigarh 2
6 Chhattisgarh Raipur 1
7 Delhi (NCT) Delhi 4
8 Goa Panaji 1
9 Gujarat Ahmedabad 4
Surat 1
10 Haryana Chandigarh 1
11 Himachal Pradesh Shimla 1
12 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu 1
Srinagar 1
13 Jharkhand Ranchi 1
14 Karnataka Bangalore 5
15 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram 3
Cochin 5
Kozhikode 4
Malappuram 1
16 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal 2
17 Maharashtra Mumbai 3
Pune 1
Nagpur 1
Thane 2
18 Manipur Guwahati 1
19 Mizoram Guwahati 1
20 Meghalaya Guwahati 1
21 Nagaland Guwahati 1
22 Odisha Bhubaneswar 1
23 Punjab Amritsar 1
Jalandhar 3
24 Puducherry Chennai 1
25 Rajasthan Jaipur 4
26 Sikkim Kolkata 1
27 Tamilnadu Chennai 3
Trichy 2
Madurai 2
Coimbatore 1
28 Telangana Hyderabad 6
29 Tripura Kolkata 1
30 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow 4
Bareilly 1
Ghaziabad 1
31 Uttarakhand Dehradun 1
32 West Bengal Kolkata 2
Total 91

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ANNEXURE – III

List of functional POPSKs
S.No. State/UT Locations S.No. State/UT Locations
1 Andhra Pradesh Kadappa 29 Madhya Pradesh Satna
2 Andhra Pradesh Kurnool 30 Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur
3 Andhra Pradesh Nellore 31 Madhya Pradesh Gwalior
4 Assam Silchar 32 Maharastra Kolhapur
5 Bihar Muzaffarpur 33 Maharastra Aurangabad
6 Bihar Purnea 34 Maharastra Pimpri Chinchwad
7 Bihar Bhagalpur 35 Odisha Rourkela
8 Bihar Siwan 36 Odisha Sambalpur
9 Bihar Bettiah 37 Odisha Koraput
10 Chattisgarh Surguja 38 Rajasthan Kota
11 Dadar & Nagar Haveli Silvasa 39 Rajasthan Bikaner
12 Daman Daman 40 Rajasthan Jhunjhunu
13 Gujarat Dahod 41 Rajasthan Jaisalmer
14 Gujarat Palanpur 42 Rajasthan Jhalawar
15 Gujarat Bhuj 43 Tamil Nadu Salem
16 Haryana Karnal 44 Tamil Nadu Vellore
17 Haryana Hisar 45 Telangana Mehbubnagar
18 Haryana Faridabad 46 Telangana Warangal
19 Himachal Pradesh Palampur 47 Uttar Pradesh Jhansi
20 Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur 48 Uttar Pradesh Pilibhit
21 Jammu & Kashmir Udhampur 49 Uttar Pradesh Ghazipur
22 Jharkhand Jamshedpur 50 Uttar Pradesh Ayodhya/ Faizabad
23 Jharkhand Deoghar 51 Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
24 Karnataka Mysuru 52 West Bengal Asansol
25 Kerala Pathanamthitta 53 West Bengal Raiganj
26 Kerala Kasargod 54 West Bengal Beadon Street
27 Lakshadweep Kavaratti  55 West Bengal Krishnanagar
28 Madhya Pradesh Vidisha
 
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ANNEXURE-IV

List of POPSK of Phase-I not yet functional
S.No. State/UT Locations
1 Bihar Gopalganj
2 Delhi Janak Puri
3 Delhi  Nehru Place  
4 Delhi North West DelhI
5 Delhi Patparganj      
6 Delhi Yamuna Vihar
7 Goa South Goa
8 In place of Diu Veraval
9 Jammu & Kashmir Leh
10 Jharkhand Dhanbad
11 Karnataka Belagavi
12 Karnataka Devangere
13 Karnataka Hassan
14 Maharastra Beed
15 Maharastra Ghatkopar
16 Maharastra Jalgaon
17 Maharastra Mumbai North Central
18 Maharastra Mumbai South Central
19 Punjab Bathinda
20 Punjab Gurdaspur
21 Punjab Patiala
22 Uttar Pradesh Agra
23 Uttar Pradesh Bijnaur
24 Uttar Pradesh  GautamBudh Nagar
25 Uttar Pradesh Mathura
26 Uttar Pradesh Meerut
27 Uttar Pradesh Sultanpur
28 Uttar Pradesh Deoria
29 Uttarakhand Almora
30 Uttarakhand Haldwani
31 Uttarakhand Nainital

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ANNEXURE –V

STATE-WISE LIST OF POPSK – PHASE II

S.No. State/UT Place Total number of POPSK to be  opened - Phase II
1 Andhra Pradesh Anantpur, Chitoor, Guntur, Krishna, Ongole, Rajamundry, Srikakulam 7
2 Arunachal Pradesh Changlang, Tirap 2
3 Assam Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Karbi Anglong, Kokrajhar, Mangaldoi, North Lakhim Pur, Sonitpur, Tinsukia. 9
4 Bihar Begusarai, Buxar, East Champaran, Gaya, Madhubani, Samastipur, Supaul, Munger, Navada.   9
5 Chattisgarh Durg, Rajnandgaon   2
6 Gujarat Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagarh, Kheda, Navsari, Valsad. 8
7 Haryana Bhiwani, Kaithal, Narnaul, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar. 7
8 Himachal Pradesh Kangra, Mandi, Una.                   3
9 J & K Anantnag, Baramula, Kathua. 3
10 Jharkhand Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Medininagar. 3
11 Karnataka Bellary, Bidar, Raichur, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Udipi, Vijayapur.7
12 Kerala Chengannur, Idukki   2
13 Madhya Pradesh Balaghat, Chhindwara, Dewas, Hoshangabad, Sehore, Sidhi, Ujjain, Betul, Shivni. 9
14 Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Jalna, Latur, Pandharpur, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Wardha, Navi Mumbai, Dombivali, Panvel, Nanded.  11
15 Meghalaya Baghmara, Tura 2
16 Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhawanipatna (Kalahandi).   3
17 Punjab Moga,Sangrur, Tarn Taran, SBS Nagar (Nawan Shahar), Phagwara 5
18 Puducherry Karaikal 1
19 Rajasthan Ajmer, Churu, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Karauli-Dhaulpur, Nagaur, Sriganganagar, Alwar, Chittorgarh, Banswara, Pali. 11
20 Tamilnadu Cuddalore, Dindigul, Namakkal, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Tiruppur, Viluppuram, Virudhunagar, Kanyakumari(N). 11
21 Telangana Adilabad, Medak, Khammam, Siddipet, Nalgonda.,                 5
22 Uttarakhand Pauri, Roorkee, Rudrapur.   3
23 Uttar Pradesh Aligarh, Amethi, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Ballia, Balrampur, Barabanki, Basti, Gonda, Jaunpur, Kushinagar, Mau,  Sitapur, Muradabad, Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli, Rampur, Saharanpur, Unnao.                   19
24 West Bengal Bardhman, Barrackpore, Darjeeling, Malda. 4
25 Delhi Krishna Nagar, Lodhi Road, Saket 3
Total 149




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