Passport Seva Proj completes a year;processes 1 cr application

Passport Seva Proj completes a year;processes 1 cr application

 Passport Seva Project (PSP), the mission mode program of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), which runs in public-private-partnership mode with IT major Tata Consultancy Services as a service provider has completed its first year of successful rollout.

The project, which was launched with an objective to deliver passport services to citizens of India in a timely, transparent, more accessible and reliable manner, has achieved a landmark figure of processing more than one crore passport applications since its inception in 2010.

A six year old boy from Kolkata, Master Adnan Raja became the lucky passport applicant, whose application was processed as the 1,00,00,000th application in the Passport Seva System.

"Processing more than a crore applications for passports and related services is a noteworthy milestone. Our officials have been working relentlessly to provide hassle-free passport services to the fellow citizens," Joint Secretary (PSP) and Chief Passport Officer Muktesh Pardeshi said in a release.

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