This is both a question and an information I would like to share.
Me and my wife went to the SF Consulate General of India on last Friday (Nov 15) for PCC. My wife was told that she can come pick up the PCC anytime after Tuesday (Nov 19). This is a very quick turn around time. However, for me, they said they can’t say when I will get the PCC as it needs to be approved by the police station near the address I provided in India. They asked me to email after 1 month and check. Did anyone recently visit SF consulate and was told PCC is needed from India? How long did it take for you to get PCC?
The reason why they don’t need India approval for my wife is that she had her passport renewed in India after she was 18, and hence there was a police clearance that happened before renewing her passport, hence they don’t need police clearance from India again. In my case, the last passport (my first one) that was issued in India was when I was 16 years old and hence no police clearance happened for me. The subsequent passport renewal happened in Chicago (when I was 26), where there was no police clearance (I am not sure if that is the case for all outside-India passport renewals).
Hope this helps someone who had their passport issued in India after age of 18. You can probably expect very fast turn around time if applying at SF consulate.