Baramulla, Feb 28: Rajya Sabha Member Fayaz Ahmad Mir accompanied by MLA Baramulla Javed Hassan Beigh Wednesday inaugurated Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) at Baramulla.
The opening of the Kendra would help in pacing up the process of passport issuance and delivery by bringing the service closer to people’s doorstep benefitting around 20 lakh souls of North Kashmir districts. This would reduce the waiting time for the applicants by considerable measure.
On the occasion, Member Parliament complimented the people of Baramulla for the facility hoping it would cut the delays caused in the delivery of passports and process applications from far flung areas. He asked the passport office authorities to prioritize issuance of passports in respect of students, Hajj pilgrims, and other deserving people by speeding up the process.
MLA Baramulla Javeed Hassan Beigh highlighted the significance of the initiative and termed it a step towards the development of the region. He also expressed gratitude of the concerned and said that government is committed to provide public services at door step.
It was informed that Baramulla 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 Anantnag, Kathua and Udhampur.
District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, Regional Passport Officer, SSP Baramulla, Mir Imtiyaz Hussain, ADC Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba, CMO Baramulla Dr Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo and various other officers, besides huge gathering of people were present on the occasion.