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Government announces new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras

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New Delhi, June 17: The Government is trying to make Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) convenient and nearby your place, within 50 km to get the passport, says External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The Minister, announced the opening of 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs), out of which 52 are operating and 86 POPSKs were to be set up.

While 251 PSKs are “auspicious.”

“When I started at the Ministry, we had only 77 PSKs to cater to the whole nation. I realised that distance was the biggest hurdle for people to get their passports,” she said.

“We planned to set a target and decided that no individual should have to travel more than 50 km for a passport.”

“With that criterion for selection, today I announce 149 new POPSKs,” she said.

Sushma Swaraj also launched a web portal to connect Indian youth living abroad with Indian culture and heritage called “Know India Programme.”

Wefornews Bureau

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