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Chhattisgarh residents will get passport services at Choice Centres

RAIPUR: Now the citizens will get passport related services at all Choice Centres operated in Chhattisgarh. In the presence of Regional Passport Officer CP Yadav, training in online operation of passport service has been imparted to the Choice Centre directors came here from different parts of the state.

In the training programme organised at Chips’ state data centre building, besides Yadav, CEO of Chips AM Pariyal, incharge of Tata Consultancy Services Passport Service Centre Ashish Hardas, senior manager of General Service Centre, E-governance Service India Private Limited Madan Mohan Raut and over hundred choice agents were present.

CEO Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society (Chips) AM Pariyal said that passport services was most significant one, linked with which the choice agents of the state got good opportunity to increase their business. Pariyal said that conforming to the intentions of chief minister Dr Raman Singh and under the guidance of principal secretary, Information Technology and Bio Technology Department Aman Singh, this facility was being given to people to get passport on ‘Any time – Anywhere’ basis near their residence. Rural people would specially get benefit of it, he added.

Regional Passport Officer CP Yadav said that this service was started through Choice Centres to increase transparency in passport preparation, in accordance to the instruction of Union External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. This would not only give momentum to the passport service, but residents of the remotest areas of the state also get this facility near their residence.

Choice agents from across the state got information about passport online service, payment etc. Madan Mohan Raut has made a presentation of the project. The choice project, assumed and developed in Chhattisgarh, had received many national and international awards in the past.