TAPLEJUNG – The national identity card distribution is to begin in all the local levels of Taplejung district from second week of coming March.
The collection of details for the national ID card has been taking place through the District Administration Office. So far, 2,362 people including 1,352 male and 1010 female have registered themselves for the ID card, said Chief District Officer Jharendra Prasad Chapagain.
The national ID card distribution team will now go to every municipality to collect the details. The team will stay for at least 15 days in one municipality/rural municipality, said director of the national ID and civil registration Bishnu Hari Upadhyaya. The details collection will take place in every ward.
Meanwhile, the National ID and Civil Registration Department has requested all the local level chief and administrative officers to support the details collection process of the ID card. Chief of District Coordination Committee Ghanendra Maden said that this campaign should be taken as a great festival and supported by all.
The National ID card is an integrated form of the citizenship, voters ID and other identity cards with data and information of national importance. The government will be making National ID card mandatory to receive services provided by the state, hence it must be carried by every Nepali citizen, Director General of National ID and Civil Registration Department Jitendra Basnet said.