Digital National Identity Card in Nepal
Today in this article let us have a look at Digital National Id Card in Nepal. First of all, let us have a general introduction about what National Identity Card Is? According to Wikipedia, A National Identity Document is an identity card with photo, usable as an identity card at least inside the county and which is issued by the official authority. Nepal has started to use digital national identity card with the vision of digital Nepal. This digital card will store personal as well as biological details of the citizen.
Digital National Identity card was included in the country policy and budget at 2066/67 Fiscal Year. After that on 2067/03/16 Nepal Government decided to establish National ID Management Center(राष्ट्रिय पररचयपत्र व्यिस्थापन केन्द्र) under home ministry which was implemented on 2067/04/01. Later on 2075/06/28 this organization was merged with Department of Civil Registration to become National Identity Card and Civil Registraion (). Before implementing a national identity card program in all regions of Nepal, it was first implemented in Panchthar District of Eastern Nepal. And the first person to get the national identity card was 101 years Old Shree Bhagwati Devi Bhandari.
Information Stored on National Identity Card:
The national identity card of Nepal stores various information regarding the citizen which includes, Personal Information (Name, Surname, Date of Birth, Gender, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Address, Citizenship Type, Husband/Spouse Name, Grand Father’s Name), Photo , Finger Prints(Of 10 Fingers), Iris (Proposed), ID Number, Nationality, Signature and Chips. The Scope of this National Identity Card is to Provide Unique Digital Identification Number to Every Citizens so that the information could be stored in the centralized system and that none of the information are repeated. Besides, National Identity Card Contains Chip at the back which can be used to store additional information like PAN, Driving License and so on.
Advantage of Using National Identity Card:
Now, let us discuss what could be the advantage of using Digital National Identity Card. Well the first thing is that, Digital National Identity Card provides an identity for Nepalese citizen, it can also be used for voting purpose, and to receive all sorts of public services. Similarly, it can also be used for various security purposes. Besides, as per Nepal Government Digital Nepal Policy, Digital National Identity Card will definitely improve the government vision for digital Nepal. And with the digital National Identity Card, it will be possible to implement all sorts of public services through online.
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