The Government of Nepal, through annual policy, program and budget speech of fiscal year 2066/067, has promulgated a policy to distribute Biometric Smart Card to all Nepalese Citizens in the form of National ID Card and such card can be used in various purpose like the election. A separate organization will be established to implement the provision of National ID. Following the government policy, a department level central body, named National ID Management Center, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, has been established on 2011-07-17 AD, pursuant to the government decision of June 30, 2010.
The main objectives of this center are to collect personal and biometric data, providing unique ID number to each individual and to distribute national ID cards to them. The biometric smart card will have multi applications and can be read with highly secure terminals. The smart card itself will have background security features as well as software security. To fulfill above said objectives, the center is preparing required legal and procedural documents as well as establishing technical infrastructures.
Many countries of the world have already issued smart card as National ID for their citizen. The National ID Card will help Nepal offering prompt and quality services to the citizen at minimum cost, that enhance achieving good governance and maintaining security. After successful implementation of this program, Nepal would be competent as the world community to achieve its desire socio-economic achievements.
Therefore, this center urges all the Citizen, Civic Society and all national and international Community to hands on for active support and collaboration towards preparation, distribution and multiple uses of the National ID Card to meet its goal.