Thursday, 4 May 2017

Punjab, a pioneer state on E-Governance, provides employment to 4800 youths in Sewa Kendras


BLS International, the organisation assigned to manage and operate the 2,147 Sewa Kendras across Punjab, employs an army of 4800 youth to processes 500,000 applications a month; Thus, transforming lives of its citizens by bringing to their doorstep  government services in the most transparent and accountable manner.

Transforming Punjab
E-governance in Punjab has empowered its citizens to access government services under one roof in the most clear and obligated manner through its 2,147 Sewa Kendras - 1,758 in the rural and 389 in urban areas in the state for a last-mile connectivity that is unparalleled in India. BLS International in the month of March 2017, crossed the landmark of processing 500,000 applications in a single month and now aims to serve 50,000 citizens per day in the financial year 2017-18.

Social Benefits
By employing 4800 youths of Punjab in Sewa Kendra Project, BLS International has not only provided employment to them but also inculcated discipline by enforcing company uniforms and fixed working hours. BLS has instilled a rigor to the service standards and has helped them in several ways as listed below:
1. Training: BLS has trained the youth to become professionals in operating I.T/ Non I.T equipment, customer handling and developing their soft skills.
2. Discipline: The youth have been inculcated a sense of discipline in their lives which will stand them in good stead during their professional career.
3. Use of latest technology: BLS employees use the latest technology for project management and by gaining experience on these areas, they have enhanced their market value substantially.
4. Livelihood to 4800 families: By providing employment BLS International has secured the future of not only 4800 youths but their families as well.
5. A family with pan Punjab presence: The employees have become a part of BLS International family with pan Punjab presence.

E-governance fully operational
BLS International has activated all the 2,147 Sewa Kendras and also taken over the management of the erstwhile Suwidha Kendras previously run by the Government much ahead of the given timeframe since winning the contract in May, 2016. BLS International deployed state-of-art technology to secure and maintain sensitive citizen data and the personal details.  
These Sewa Kendras will provide 223 types of services to its citizens, when fully operational; of these, only 79 are being provided currently. Some of the services being provided through these Sewa Kendras are:
Affidavit Attestation, Birth and Death Certificate,  Payment of Property tax,  Evaluation of landed/immovable property,  Issue of Income certificate,  Nationality and nativity certificate,  Sanction for social security benefits to old age, handicapped, widow, Sanction of building plans, Transfer of ownership, Registration / Solemnization of Marriage under Marriage Acts,   All services related to Arms,  Argriculture services related to seeds / fertilizers / insecticides,  Caste Services ( SC/BC/ OBC), Collection of  Bills ( BSNL and PSPCL ),  Aadhar related and Passport related services 

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

BLS International processes 400,000 Spain Visas globally within four months



BLS International Spain Visa Applications Centers (VACs), with offices in 105 locations in 37 countries, celebrates processing of 400,000 visa applications on 27th April, 2017.

Being exclusively entrusted partner for the Spain Visa processing, BLS International recognizes that its Visa Application Centers are the only direct contact that an applicant has with the mission  Operating in 37 countries for Spain Visa processing, BLS International has quickly adapted to the different languages and cultures all across the globe.

At each Visa Application Center, BLS ensures of the world class office facilities; services and solutions, and staff to deliver the highest standards of the customer service. The applicants are charged a nominal fee for the outstanding services given to them. At the Visa Application Centers, BLS International offers value-added services including Premium Lounge, SMS service alert, photocopy form filling, kids-corner and convenient courier services to its applicants.

To deliver the state of the art services BLS International trains every employee for a seamless professional engagement with applicants at all stages of the Visa processing cycle. All the BLS International Spain Visa Application Centers prominently displays the Feedback ID’s and Information Email ID’s for the customer to get in touch with our team for any clarifications/assistance.

BLS International considers the customer feedback of paramount importance as these   inputs are for scope of improvement in our services. BLS devoted call center teams provide 24*7 solutions to our customers through E-mails’ and the Helpline.

BLS International commenced operations of Spain Visa processing on 18th December, 2016. It gives us great pride to reach this milestone of 300,000 processed applications to Spain within four months after our partnership with Spain MAEC (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation) marking our entry into the Schengen market.

For this 5-year contract, which is worth 175 million euro (Rs.1,300 crore), BLS international targets to open 129 Spanish visa application centers in 45 countries to support the Embassies & Consulates of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation across the globe.

BLS International, one of the world's largest e-governance operators, crosses 500,000 applications a month in Punjab.


BLS International Services Ltd., a specialist provider for Outsourcing of Visa, Passport and Attestation Services across the globe, operates one of the world’s largest e-governance projects in the state of Punjab, India. In March 2017 it crossed the landmark of processing 500,000 applications in a single month. It has processed nearly 8,800,000 applications since taking charge in May 2016.


BLS International operates, maintains, and manages 2,147 Sewa Kendras (1,758 in the rural and 389 in urban areas) where citizens avail essential service/records. These centres minimises public interaction, cuts red tape, enhances efficiency, and eliminates middlemen and corruption in the delivery of services in a time-bound manner.

With a daily footfall of close to 25,000, BLS International now aims at serving 50,000 citizens per day in the financial year 2017-18. To manage the gigantic project, BLS has employed as many as 4800 youths in Punjab and has become one of the largest private sector employers in the state.

These Sewa Kendras will provide 223 types of services to its citizens, when fully operational; of these, only 79 are being provided currently. Some of the services being provided through these Sewa Kendras are: Affidavit Attestation, Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates,  Registration / Solemnization of Marriage under Marriage Acts;  All services related to Arms Licences,  Payment of Property Tax,  Evaluation of Landed/immovable Property,  Issue of Income certificate,  Nationality and nativity certificate,  Sanction for social security benefits to old age, handicapped, widow, Sanction of building plans, Transfer of ownership, Payment of Electricity Bills, Collection of  Bills ( BSNL and PSPCL ),  Aadhar related and Passport related services

Earlier BLS International had successfully activated all the 2,147 Sewa Kendras much ahead of the given timeframe. It had taken over the management of the erstwhile Suwidha Kendras previously run by the Punjab Government after winning the contract in May, 2016.

BLS International deployed state-of-art-technology to secure and maintain sensitive citizen data and personal details. The volume of applications that BLS International handles is mind boggling. Mr. Karan Aggarwal, Senior Vice-President, says, “On e-governance we have processed over 2 million applications this 2016-17. PM Modi seeks to provide rapid service to all our citizens. So this e-governance project is going to be a very big leap forward for the Digital India programme. It is going to help achieve Modi's vision”

BLS International thanks the citizens of Punjab, government agencies, employees, technology partners and everyone connected with this project on reaching this milestone of 500,000 applications in March, 2017.