Indian Passport Seva Project Launched Today.
Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 1:14 pm
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday launched the Passport Seva Project which aims for a complete makeover of passport services in the country.
The project a joint public-private venture between the government and TCS (Tata Consultancy Service) was launched today in Karnataka by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna in the presence of Chief Minister B.S. Yedyurappa. Speaking on the occasion S.M. Krishna said “Today marks a red letter day in the efforts of my ministry to bring about quantum improvement in quality of passport services,”
The project was taken up in order to solve the problem of demand being more than supply and to make the whole process easier and more comfortable for citizens applying for passports. As part of the Passport Seva Project, the government is all set to issue regular passports in three days and tatkal ones the same day. In addition to that, soon after the application is submitted, the verification list will be forwarded to the district police chief.
The pilot project in Karnataka is one among the 78 such centers which will come up across the country by the end of this financial year.