23 June 2017

New stamp from India - Completion of 50 years of Passport Act.

50th year of The Passports Act 1967

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj alongside Manoj Sinha General Vijay Kumar Singh releases a commemorative postage stamp on the “50th year of The Passports Act 1967” (Credits: Manoj Sinha via Twitter)

A commemorative postage stamp was issued today,23rd June 2017 by India Post on completion of 50 years of ThePassports Act 1967. 

The Minister said that in order to extend passport services to our citizens on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts (DOP) have agreed to utilize the Head Post Offices in the country as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of our country. The pilot projects for this joint venture between MEA and DOP were inaugurated on 25 January, 2017 at Mysuru in Karnataka and at Dahod in Gujarat. Shri Sinha said, applicants, who apply for their passports online through the passport portal, can now schedule an appointment and then visit the designated POPSK to complete the formalities similar to those at the PSK necessary prior to the issue of the passport.

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