Govt. to provide allowance from July 16 if national ID card is obtained till Aug 16

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Kathmandu: The government is to provide social security allowance from July 16 in 28 districts, where national identity card number has been made mandatory for social security allowance, if identity card of beneficiaries is renewed by obtaining national ID number till August 16.

Issuing a press release today, the Home Ministry requested the beneficiaries to get service at their convenient time as national ID number is not required for children, helpless, disabled and senior citizens above 90 years to get allowance. 

The government had made national ID number  mandatory for beneficiaries of Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Udayapur, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Bara, Parsa, Rautahat,  Sarlahi, Kathmandu, Bhatapur, Lalitpur, Sindhuli, Makawanpur, Chitwan, Kaski, Tanahu, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet, Kailali and Kanchanpur district from July 16.

With government’s decision, huge crowd of beneficiaries used to gather at District Administration Offices to register their details for obtaining the national ID card.

Spokesperson of the Home Ministry, Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, shared that such arrangement has been made after receiving the complaints that senior citizens and disabled persons facing difficulties to get national ID number.

Chief District Officers have been directed to make arrangement of details collection at the related ward offices of the local levels in coordination with concerned local government targeting the senior citizens and disabled persons, according to the Home Ministry.

The Ministry also requested all local levels for necessary facilitation in national id registration process by coordinating with District Administration Office.  It had deputed 438 details registration operators in 28 districts, where national id has been made mandatory, in the first phase in order to provide service in an easy and smooth manner. (RSS)