Odisha will get three Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) within a fortnight and 20 such facilities by the end of 2018.
The secretary for Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs of External Affairs Ministry, Dnyaneshwar Mulay said that the three PSKs will come up in Balasore, Bhawanipatna and Berhampur by the next fortnight.
During a meeting between the chief minister and Mulay, Naveen Patnaik requested him to begin e-VISA service at the Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar.
Patnaik also urged him to take action to bring back the 14 Odia labourers struck in Malaysia.
“I will take up these issues and we will be able to tackle them with the help of minister of home affairs.” Mulay said.