Chandigarh, February 12
With a view to streamline the process of issuing bus passes to the students, the Punjab Government has decided to issue concessional bus passes through Sewa Kendras established across the state.
Disclosing this here in a press communiqué, Punjab Transport Minister Mrs. Razia Sultana said that the decision has been taken to provide much needed respite to the students of Schools/Colleges/Universities, from the cumbersome and lengthy process of getting a concessional bus pass. She said that now the students will have to submit the supporting documents along with request on prescribed proforma to the nearest Sewa Kendras in the first instance and afterwards these documents will be forwarded to the Pass Issuing authority by the Sewa Kendras. She said that after perusal of the documents and application, the concerned Bus Pass Issuing Authority will send the bus passes to the Sewa Kendras, which can be collected by the Students at their convenience. These bus passes would also be available in ‘Digilocker Account’ of the students and the same will be accepted by bus conductors apart from physical copy.
Giving further details, Mrs. Sultana apprised that applications for bus passes will be taken from schools, colleges and universities for online verification. She said that a high level committee has also been constituted to roll out this service in Sewa Kendras to bring more transparency and make this process hassle free for students. This committee will meet at regular intervals to redress the problems being faced by the students.