Kathmandu, December 19:
The government will distribute citizenship certificates as per the Nepal Citizenship Act-2006 from January 15, according to Home Minster Krishna Prasad Sitaula.
â€œHome Ministry will send teams across the country to distribute certificates after due verification,â€ Sitaula told parliamentarians in the State Affairs Committee today.
The new Act has a provision to provide citizenship certificates to people who could not acquire the same in the past although fulfilled all criteria. Now, a person can acquire a citizenship certificate with the recommendation of three citizens if he or she cannot provide evidence of him/her being a Nepali.
â€œWe will conduct orientation classes for officials before they visit places as this is a new system of distributing citizenship certificates to the people,â€ Sitaula added.
â€œThis will help conduct the Constituent Assembly elections in the stipulated time,â€ he said.
For that, the government yesterday tabled the Bill to Amend and Integrate Votersâ€™ List Act.