Passport seva kendras, set up to provide better service to passport applicants, have begunfunctioning in Alapuzha, Kottayam, Aluva and Kochi.
The seva kendras have been established to give better service to passport applicants in easily accessible locationson the basis of contract between the Ministry of External Affairs and M/s Tata Consultancy Services, Regional Passportofficer, B Sreekumar, told reporters.
In Thrissur, the Passport Seva Kendra would commence its functioning from next month and until then the existingDistrict Passport cell would be accepting applications, Passport Officer.
In Idukki and Lakshadweep, applications can be submitted in the respective District Passport cells.
From tomorrow, non of the Speed Post centres and the three district passport cellsin Alapuzha, Kottayam and Aluva will accept applications, he said.