|Published : 02 Dec 2016, 17:57:01 | Updated : 02 Dec 2016, 21:58:55|
Challenged people to get smart NID by Dec 2017
1.51 million challenged people will get smart identity cards by the end of December 2017 or by first quarter of 2018.
A survey of the department of social services under the social welfare ministry has identified the number of challenged people in the country. A database is being developed with all required information of those people.
Social Welfare Ministry Secretary-in-Charge M Zillur Rahman revealed the information to state owned news agency BSS.
The secretary-in-charge said the department of social welfare has started working to give provisional identity cards to the challenged people as per the list of the survey.
At the same time, it is developing the database, which is expected to end by May 2017, he said, adding that after completion of the database the government will conduct research over the information of the database to unearth reasons of disabilities and ways to prevent those.
Zillur Rahman said the ministry will try to ensure all possible facilities, including government job, for the challenged people on the basis of the information available in the database. - IH