The government’s passport seva mobile application, which an advanced facility to help users to apply for a passport from anywhere in the country, has registered one million downloads, in just the time of two days. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed about the hit on Twitter on Friday.
The scheme was launched by the ministry on the occasion of the Sixth Passport Seva Divas on Wednesday, which helps migrant applicants to apply for a passport at ease from their original place of residence.
“Passport Seva mobile App launched recently by the Ministry of External Affairs recently has already registered 1 million downloads,” Swaraj tweeted. She had previously described this initiative as “revolutionary”. Through the application, which is available on Android and iOS platforms, users can apply, pay and schedule appointments for acquiring a passport.
The mobile application was launched under a larger scheme of the ministry’s to make the process easily of acquiring a passport. Now, irrespective of your current place of residence, you can choose the Regional Passport Office (RPO) and the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) while submitting an application. This means, for instance, if you are originally from Kolkata but residing in Jaipur, you can apply for a passport from the former city.