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New passport office opened in Dimapur

By Bhadra Gogoi

DIMAPUR, Jan 16 - Union Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh (retd) inaugurated the first Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) at DC�s office complex, New Chumukedima here on Friday.

Inaugurating the PSK, Gen Singh said the new Kendra was one of the most significant achievements for Nagaland that will help change the interface of the government for the welfare of the people of the State.

He also informed that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has plans to issue passports from the office for applicants from Nagaland within 15 days of submission.

He expressed the hope that the new PSK would deliver its best to the people by providing better services with active support from the State Government. He also disclosed that Arunachal Pradesh would soon have its PSK. With the opening up of the two PSKs in the two States, Gen Singh said all eight Northeastern States would have PSK centres.

Singh further said apart from the issues related to MEA, the Government of India would especially ensure time-bound implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes and programmes in the State.

Speaking on the occasion, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang expressed gratitude to the Union Minister for inaugurating the PSK, saying it was a big achievement and a step forward for the people of Nagaland.

Five selected applicants were handed over passports on the inaugural day of the PSK.

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