SURAT: The Regional Passport Office (RPO) has achieved an astounding success in 2014 by granting a total of 1,36,537 passport related services as against 1,25,120 during the previous year, registering an increase of more than 9 per cent.
The Ministry of External Affairs had set a target of issuing a total of One Crore Passport Services during the calendar year 2014 by all its Passport Offices and Missions abroad together, each being provided with a specific share to contribute. Passport Office Surat actually completed its target on December 19, 2014 only by crossing 1,31,000 mark and has now exceed its target by 6 thousand.
This was done by increasing total appointments at Passport Seva Kendra Surat from 530 to 635 and opening additional 105 appointments at PSK Vadodara for the residents of Bharuch district. In addition to increasing the appointments, it also organized several Passport Mela and Passport Adalats and conducted special drive to clear cases pending at office for long time.