• Kanika Chauhan

Passport Seva Now In Your Hands: Check Status In Your Smartphone

Sushma Swaraj-led Ministry of External Affairs launched a scheme under which a person can apply for a passport from anywhere in India irrespective of the place of stay. Now a person can now choose the Regional Office (RPO) and the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for submitting the application.

UMANG App stands for ‘Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance’. The central government has envisaged UMANG App to promote e-governance. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD) have developed the App to drive Mobile Governance in India.

It offers a single platform for all subscribers from India to access pan India e-Gov services. These services range from central government to local government bodies and essential services meant for the citizen. In total, this App provides 380 services from 76 departments in 19 states.

The mobile app has a new interface and here is how to apply for a fresh passport from the app.

After downloading, you can apply as a new user. Select the Passport Office from the list as per the city in which you are residing. The new process allows citizens to apply for a new passport from anywhere in India.

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