TCS gets Rs 1000 cr passport project

MUMBAI: Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) on Monday announced that it has signed a deal with Ministry of External Affairs for the "Passport Seva Project" valued at over Rs 1,000 crore.

After implementation of the project, the process of issuing a new passport will be completed in 3 days subject to police verification, the company said in a filing to the BSE.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Secretary said" "The Passport Seva Project, based on a public-private partnership model, aims to provide passport-related services to Indian citizens in a speedy, convenient and transparent manner. The sovereign and fiduciary function of granting and issuing passport remains with the Ministry and TCS will be our technology and operations partner in this project."

Mr S Ramadorai, CEO and Managing Director, TCS said, "We believe that this mission mode project of national importance will make delivery of passport services truly world class in nature