Passport Seva Project (PSP): Services improve, Students benefit
Jalandhar: The ministry of external affairs (MEA) under its Passport Seva Project (PSP) has launched student connect programme in a move to expand its passport services for the students.
The aim of the programme is to build students who are ready for a global sphere,” said regional passport officer (RPO) Harmanbir Singh Gill.
Also the offices are inviting applications from students in different educational institutes.
The passport offices are now accepting attested copy of the education certificate. Usually, the passport office asks for original certificates. Passport officials said that as educational institutions ask students to submit their original certificates during the time of admissions so it becomes difficult for them to produce the same for the passport applications.
“Students usually wait for the college tenure to end and then apply for passports,” said an official. The students can visit the passport seva office anytime with just an application reference number (ARN), without taking any prior appointment.
The last date for the passport under the programme is December 30.
“We are encouraging students to apply for their passports following a process which is simple and convenient,” said Gill.
INSTITUTES SERVED CIRCULARS
The RPO, Jalandhar has served circulars to 18 educational institutes so far. Some of the major institutes include Lovely Profession University (LPU), DAV University, Doaba College, Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Banarsi Dass Arya Girls College, Punjab Technical University, Nice Institute and Mother Merry Institute of Nursing College.