Will set up 'Videsh Bhavan' in all state capitals, says Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday inaugurated the country's first Videsh Bhavan, assimilating all Regional Passport Offices under one roof, at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai.
While addressing media, Swaraj said,''We'll set up 'Videsh Bhavan' in all state capitals. These will be one-stop centres to provide all facilities given by various MEA depts.''
''RPOs, POEs, Branch Secretariat and ICCR Centres will come under the Bhavan,'' the minister added.
''Till 2014 there were only 77 Passport Seva Kendras in India. We added 235 new Kendras to the list in last 6 months,'' Sushma said.