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Smart ID cards to be issued by next year

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, September 4

The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers today said the government in association with the Asian Development Bank is working to issue multi-purpose National Identity cards by the end of March, 2016.

Shanta Raj Subedi, OPMCM secretary, informed that various trainings are under way to finalize the process of distributing single multi-purpose National Identity Card (NID) and smart driving licence, and to introduce online transaction of real estate, develop central database of government statistics and online application for the exams to be conducted by the Public Service Commission.

The training aims to update government employees updated on the latest in information technology. As many as 3,675 civil servants have received training so far. “As part of the project, Land Revenue Office, Kalanki has already started online service,” he said. The government aims to start issuing smart driving licence by mid-December, 2015.

Meanwhile, an interaction was held under the coordination of Secretary Subedi at Singha Durbar today to discuss the progress made so far and problems being faced by the concerned officials and improvements to be made in the days to come.

Representatives from PSC, National Information Technology Centre, Ministry of General Administration, National ID Card Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs, National Information Technology Centre, Department of Transport Management, Department of Land Reform and Management and ADB attended the interaction.

A version of this article appears in print on September 05, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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