Dharmendra Pradhan urges Centre to set up 7 more passport offices in Odisha
“Growing need is felt to open additional POPSKs/PSKs to expedite issue of passports. I take this opportunity to request you to kindly issue necessary instructions for starting POPSKs/PSKs,” Pradhan wrote to Swaraj.
Pradhan named Angul, Berhampur, Balasore, Kendrapara, Bolangir, Jajpur and Bhawanipatna as the places requiring the POPSKs/PSKs.”There is a demand for issue of passport from various segments… large number of skilled/semi-skilled workforce, students/research scholars, business communities and tourists,” the Minister said in his letter.
Pradhan also expressed gratitude to Swaraj for sanctioning three POPSKs at Rourkela, Sambalpur and Koraput in Odisha.