7 Sep 2012

Pass Port Seva Project Services


Under the Passport Seva Project (PSP), the desired service levels for passport issuance is 3 working days in case of fresh passports  in No or Post-Police verification cases; 3 working days plus time taken for police verification in fresh passport cases requiring Pre-Police verification; and same or next day in Tatkaal cases subject to production of requisite documents. 


Under the Passport Seva Project, all the planned 77 Passport Seva Kendras have been set up and made operational across the country. 
A statement showing the number of passports issued, State-wise, under normal and Tatkaal category since the inception of PSP on 21st May, 2010 to 30th August, 2012 is given below:

S. No.
State/UT

Normal passports

Tatkaal
passports
1.
Andhra Pradesh
2,85,125
50,674
2.
Assam*
1,722
2,487
3.
Bihar
10,800
1,170
4.
Chandigarh UT**
4,56,743
20,364
5.
Chhattisgarh
961
315
6.
Delhi NCT**
1,14,225
36,507
7.
Goa
8,938
248
8.
Gujarat
1,93,760
5,209
9.
Himachal Pradesh
889
629
10.
Jammu & Kashmir
664
49
11.
Jharkhand
1,066
724
12.
Karnataka
6,23,549
1,29,119
13.
Kerala
2,09,973
1,00,524
14.
Madhya Pradesh
1,219
834
15.
Maharashtra
92,994
23,682
16.
Odisha
1,024
1,573
17.
Punjab
1,14,417
3,925
18.
Rajasthan
37,029
8,325
19.
Tamil Nadu
5,05,969
86,413
20.
Uttar Pradesh
34,214
4,586
21.
Uttarakhand
2,056
326
22.
West Bengal
75,099
10,186

TOTAL

27,72,436
4,87,879

*Includes passport figures for six other North-Eastern states. 
**Includes figures for Haryana as a PSK each is located in Ambala and Gurgaon under RPO Chandigarh and RPO Delhi respectively. 
The Minister of State in the Ministry Of External Affairs Shri E. Ahamed provided this information in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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