In September, 2017 to an RTI reply for our query the MEA had said –
The ministry of External affairs is in the process of completing the necessary formalities like selection/ preparation of the site, procurement of equipment’s etc for the opening of POPSK at Belagavi.
We further asked for all the minutes of meetings held for the establishment and now it is clear that, the POPSK Belagavi is awaiting Furniture from the Ministry of External affairs (MEA). The latest correspondence dated 26-07-2017 states –
Space on the first floor GPO CAMP was identified and white washing and electrical rewiring has been done. However network cabling was not done as the furniture are yet to be supplied by MEA. It is also ascertained by the RPO Bengaluru that the process of procurement of furniture may take some more time.
Now we again filed an RTI to know if there has been any correspondence or meetings after September 1, 2017, and the reply states
No correspondence/ meetings were made by the Dept of Posts wither with the Ministry of external affairs or the state Govt.
From this reply it is very clear that the dream of having a passport office in Belagavi has been broken and with no official correspondence with the dept of Posts, which is to host the POPSK it is very likely this will only remain as an announcement on paper.
So after 26-07-2017 there has been no correspondence, nor any meetings have been held for the commencement of the POPSK Belagavi, hence should we assume that POPSK Belagavi has got a RED signal.