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Noida gets its own passport office in Sec 19

NOIDA: There's excellent news for residents of Noida. You don't wish to go to Ghaziabad for a passport anymore. A brand new passport place of business has been set up on the head publish place of business in Noida's Sector 19 below the central scheme, through which several head publish workplaces (HPOs) are being utilised as publish place of business passport seva kendras (POPSKs) additionally. The new passport seva kendra will probably be inaugurated by Union minister and Gautam Budh Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday.

Sharma took up the ordeal of Noida residents in availing passport amenities with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), which gave an approval to set up a passport seva kendra in the Sector 19 head publish place of business below the central govt scheme on November 26 last 12 months. "I got the approval from the foreign affairs ministry last year to set up the passport seva kedra in Gautam Budh Nagar. Under the scheme, head post offices in parliamentary constituencies, districts or cities, which are 50km from the nearest passport centre, can be utilised as passport seva kendras," mentioned Sharma.

The Noida POPSK will cater to all applications associated with new passports, corrections, alternate of address and renewals thru prior appointment booked on While two employees of Sector 19 head publish place of business had been deployed for record assortment, one verification officer from Ghaziabad regional passport place of business will probably be provide on the centre. The IT reinforce is equipped by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). So some distance, 5 applications had been authorized for processing on February 27, and over 50 appointments have already been booked online for February 28.

Though applications for passport below the tatkal class can most effective be implemented at Ghaziabad passport centre, the Noida POPSK will settle for applications for brand spanking new passports, renewals and address corrections. "For this, prior appointment needs to be booked online where a resident has to fill up a designated form, pay the requisite fee and select the appointment date from the options which will be thrown up on the website. Applicants can then go to the centre with requisite documents on the date of appointment," mentioned Surender Singh, an legit on the Sector 19 publish place of business.

According to Rakesh Raina, public members of the family officer at Sector 19 publish place of business, Noida POPSK will start operations from Wednesday after the inauguration. "We have five appointments booked for Wednesday. At Noida POPSK, all documents will be collected, screened and processed. After that the papers will be sent to Ghaziabad regional passport office, which will issue the passports and send to Noida POPSK for dispatch via post," mentioned Raina.

The demand for an area passport place of business was once raised by residents, citing the rise in inhabitants in Noida and its neighbouring spaces. As the regional passport place of business at Ghaziabad is overloaded with work, the passport software process required long length. "We get maximum applications from Muzaffarnagar, Meerut and Hapur," mentioned Subroto Hazra, deputy passport officer of Ghaziabad place of business.The place of business caters to Muzaffarnagar, Meerut and Hapur additionally, with the exception of Gautam Budh Nagar, which will now rely on the new place of business for passport software.

"We had approached various UP ministers, MP, MLAs and the district administration, demanding a passport centre in Noida. Residents in Noida will no longer have to travel to Ghaziabad and queue up all the day to apply for passport," mentioned NP Singh, president of Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations.

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