"Besides air connectivity, the government is also working towards making Passport Seva Kendra
The controversy started when an interfaith couple tweeted about their humiliating experience at a Passport Seva Kendra
in Lucknow where the official named Vikas Mishra rejected their application for Passport and asked the husband to convert to Hinduism.
"The new scheme allows a person to choose the Regional Passport Office (RPO) and Passport Seva Kendra
(PSK) for submitting application.
In the case of an employment visa, applicants need to visit the designated Passport Seva Kendra
or Regional Passport Office (RPO) along with original documents and get it attested by the UAE missions in India.
However, the union minister of state for External Affairs V K Singh, in a written reply in the lower house, said that it would be required of the children to be "physically present" at the Passport Seva Kendra
for their photographs to be taken for printing on the passport.
The CSCs would facilitate filing and uploading of passport application forms, payment of applicable fees (through debit/credit card or through SBI internet banking/challan mode) and scheduling of appointments for visits to the Passport Seva Kendra
(PSK) at nominal charge not exceeding Rs.
TCS said in a press release, "The app gives users information about the nearest Passport Seva Kendra
(PSK) or District Passport Cell (DPC) in a district where they can submit the passport application.
The application is supported on Android phones and presently it can be used to track the application status, tracking process, tracing the nearest Passport Seva Kendra
(PSK) and general information on various steps of the application.
This is being done because many a time, people don't turn up for their appointments at the Passport Seva Kendra
( PSK) and that slot goes waste as it can not be reallotted to any other applicant.
Inter-faith couple Tanvi Seth and Mohammad Anas Siddiqui's ordeal at Lucknow's Passport Seva Kendra
office has ended, after Indians rallied on Twitter, demanding justice for the way they were treated.
> They need to visit the designated Passport Seva Kendra
or Regional Passport Office along with original documents