58 lakh citizens to get national ID cards

Biratnagar, December 24

The government is preparing to distribute national identity cards to 58 lakh people of 15 districts in the next six months.

Preparations to distribute ID cards within the current fiscal are under way in 15 districts. ID card distribution campaign had started from Panchthar two month ago.

As many as 5,800,294 citizens of 156 local levels in 15 districts from the seven provinces will receive the national identity card.

Speaking at an interaction organised in Biratnagar, Province 1 Chief Minister Sherdhan Rai held that the national identity cards would help the government keep record of its citizens in a more systematic way and make it easier for citizens to get services provided by the government. CM Rai directed all those who were involved in distributing national identity cards to complete the task within the stipulated time.

Principal Secretary Kedar Neupane of Province 1 said that staffers deployed for distribution of the national identity cards had to work hard to ensure that the government achieves its target.

Director General of National Identity Card Management Centre Dipak Kafle and Morang Chief District Officer Ramesh Kumar KC said that after distribution of the ID, people would not be able to take double benefit and issues related to fake citizenship would be reduced significantly.

The government is planning to distribute national identity cards to 489,134 citizens of Jhapa and 95,547 citizens of Sankhuwasabha in Province 1.