Mehbooba e-inaugurates centre, calls for speedy passport issuance
SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti e-inaugurated a Passport Seva Kendra for Anantnag here Monday.
The opening of this Kendra would help in pacing up the process of passport issuance and delivery by bringing the service closer to people’s doorstep benefitting some 20 lac souls of south Kashmir districts, an official statement issued here said. This would reduce the waiting time for the applicants by considerable measure.
The Chief Minister, on the occasion, complimented the people of Anantnag for the facility hoping it would cut the delays caused in the delivery of passports and process applications from far flung areas. She asked the Passport office authorities to prioritize issuance of passports in respect of students, Hajj pilgrims, infirm and other deserving people by speeding up the processes.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister was informed that Anantnag is among the 144 locations across the country where this facility is being introduced. In J&K more such centres would be set up also at Baramulla, Kathua and Udhampur.
Chief Post Master General, Sanjay Sharavan; Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan; Inspector General of Police, Kashmir zone, S P Pani; Senior Superintendent of Posts, Rattan Lal; Additional Passport Officers, B B Nagar and Anil Suryavanshi; Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed and other officers were present on the occasion.
MLA, Kokernag, Abdul Rahim Rather; Vice President, PDP, Muhammad Sartaj Madni; Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Muhammad Younis; and other senior officers were present at Anantnag.