The Common Services Centres (CSC) has received approvals to manage and operate Passport Seva Kendra kiosks in rural areas.
The village-level entrepreneurs (VLEs), who operate the CSCs, will be entrusted will collecting documents, photographs and other details necessary for the passport process as well as the initial non-police verification, a source said, adding that a nominal fee of up to Rs 100 could be charged for the same. The pilot for the programme was launched at a few CSCs in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Full-fledged services will be rolled out nationwide soon. At present, CSCs are allowed only to fill and upload application forms for others, pay applicable fee on an applicant’s behalf, and schedule an appointment for them.