Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ provided the NRN citizenship certificates to Executive Chairman of Association of NRNs, Badri KC, and Chairman Kul Acharya amidst a function organized at his residence, Baluwatar on Tuesday. With this, the process of conferring Nepali citizenship certificates on non-resident Nepalis (NRNs)—which is called NRN citizenship—has formally begun.
District Administration Office, Kathmandu, had issued an NRN citizenship certificate in the name of Executive Chairman KC on Monday, while District Administration Office, Parbat to Chairman Acharya on Sunday. Earlier, the certificates were handed to PM Dahal by the respective chief district officers. The NRN citizenship documents were provided in line with Article 14 of Constitution of Nepal. The constitutional provision was further eased with the amendment of Nepal Citizenship Act, 2063.
NRN citizenships allow Nepali diaspora the economic, social and cultural rights. The government has made arrangement to distribute NRN citizenship certificates from all 77 districts, said Secretary at Home Ministry, Dinesh Bhattarai. The NRNs can apply for such certificates from today onwards. The NRNA had been demanding citizenship certificates for long.