NOIDA: There’s the right news for residents of Noida. You don’t need to visit Ghaziabad for a passport anymore. A new passport workplace has been set up at the top put up the workplace in Noida’s Sector 19 beneath the important scheme, wherein numerous head put up workplaces (HPOs) are being utilized as publishing workplace passport Seva Kendra (POPSKs) additionally. The new Passport Seva Kendra will be inaugurated by Union minister and Gautam Budh Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday. Sharma took up the ordeal of Noida citizens in availing passport centers with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), which gave an approval to set up a Passport Seva Kendra in the Sector 19 head post workplace underneath the important government scheme on November 26 last 12 months. “I was given the approval from the foreign affairs ministry last year to installation the passport Seva Kendra in Gautam Budh Nagar. Under the scheme, head post offices in parliamentary constituencies, districts or towns, which can be 50km from the nearest passport center, may be utilized as passport Seva Kendra,” said Sharma. The Noida POPS will cater to all packages associated with new passports, corrections, trade of cope with and renewals via earlier appointment booked on passportindia.Gov.In. While personnel of Sector 19 head publishes office have been deployed for file collection, one verification officer from Ghaziabad local passport workplace might be a gift at the center. The IT aid is provided via Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). So far, five applications have been widely wide-spread for processing on February 27, and over 50 appointments have already been booked online for February 28. Though packages for passport below the tatkal class can handiest be implemented at Ghaziabad passport center, the Noida POPS will receive applications for brand new passports, renewals and address corrections. “For this, prior appointment desires to be booked online in which a resident has to refill a delegated form, pay the considered necessary charge and select the appointment date from the options so that you can be thrown up on the website. Applicants can then visit the center with requisite files on the date of appointment,” said Surender Singh, an official at the Sector 19 publish office. According to Rakesh Raina, public members of the family officer at Sector 19 publish workplace, Noida POPS will begin operations from Wednesday after the inauguration. “We have five appointments booked for Wednesday. At Noida POPS, all documents can be accumulated, screened and processed. After that the papers might be despatched to Ghaziabad regional passport workplace, that allows you to the problem the passports and send to Noida POPS for dispatch through submit,” stated Raina.
The demand for a local passport workplace changed into raised by using residents, mentioning the upward thrust in population in Noida and its neighboring areas. As the nearby passport office at Ghaziabad is overloaded with work, the passport utility method required a long duration. “We get maximum programs from Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, and Hapur,” said Subroto Hazra, deputy passport officer of Ghaziabad office. The workplace caters to Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, and Hapur also, aside from Gautam Budh Nagar, which could now rely upon the new office for passport application. “We had approached various UP ministers, MP, MLAs and the district administration, demanding a passport center in Noida. Residents in Noida will no longer need to journey to Ghaziabad and queue up all the day to apply for a passport,” said NP Singh, president of Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations.