Launch smart National ID cards on October 2: The Election Commission (EC) Secretary Md Sirajul Islam told on Monday that residents of Dhaka and another remote area yet to be chosen will be the first recipients of the new cards.স্মার্টকার্ড কখন ও কোথা থেকে বিতরণ করা হবে ? ওয়েবসাইটে গিয়ে NID Online Services লিংকে অনলাইনে প্রয়োজনীয় তথ্য জানতে পারবেন। কিংবা যেকোনো মোবাইল থেকে কল করে বা এসএমএস পাঠিয়ে নাগরিকেরা সহজেই জানতে পারবেন।
The formal launch would take place at an event scheduled to be held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium, he said. He said that plans to distribute the cards to other parts of Bangladesh will be drawn up after the October 2 event. স্মার্ট জাতীয় পরিচয়পত্র গ্রহনের পূর্বে আপনার করনীয় How to get smart National id card
The Election Commission initiative will require citizens to provide biometric details (all ten fingers and iris impression).Camps will be held at different localities to collect the biometric samples and for distributing the new smart cards, he said. Citizens will have to deposit their old laminated I-cards at that time, he said.
According to EC statistics, 90 million of the total 100 million voters of the country have the laminated identity cards. The card is required for availing various facilities available to citizens.
The EC is hopeful of reaching the smart cards to all the voters of the country by December 2017 before the World Bank deadline for the exercise expires. The World Bank is funding the exercise. The EC had signed a deal last August with a French firm to provide the smart cards to citizens.
The prime minister emphasized creating awareness through advertisements about the range of benefits that citizens would be able to enjoy through the smart cards. EC's NID Wing Director Sultanuzzaman Md Saleh Uddin said that all preparations to reach smart cards to citizens will be completed by September. He added that the process in which the smart cards will be distributed or the place from where they can be procured would be announced in phases.
The smart card number can be used to avail a host of benefits like payment of income tax, issuing and renewal of passport, application for job and a host of other benefits.
We have decided to distribute smart cards among city people first. Then, the smart cards will be distributed by turns among the people of City Corporation, districts, upazilas, municipalities, and last of all among the people who belong to union level, the secretary added.