SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today e inaugurated a Passport Seva Kendra for Anantnag here on 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 lacs souls of South Kashmir districts. 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 Jammu & Kashmir such kendras 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; SSP, Srinagar, Imtiaz Ismail Parray and other officers were present on the occasion.
Those present at Anantnag include MLA, Kokernag, Abdul Rahim Rather; Vice President, PDP, Muhammad Sartaj Madni; Deputy Commissioner, Muhammad Younis; DIG, SKR, Amit Kumar; SSP, Altaf Ahmad Khan and other senior officers and a large number of people.