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National ID card mandatory for social security allowance

National ID card mandatory for social security allowance

The government has decided to make the national identity card mandatory for receiving the social security allowance.

It will be effective in 28 districts with effect from July 16 as per the recent Cabinet decision.

With this decision, the district administration offices are thronged by those in need of the ID card.

Director General at National ID Card and Registration Department, Yubraj Kattel, shared that the scheme would be enforced from July 16 even for the renewal of social security schemes in 28 districts.

The concerned district administration offices were mobilizing additional resources at local levels for the distribution of national ID cards, he added.

The districts implementing this provision are- Jhapa, Rautahat, Rupandehi, Morang, Sarlahi, Kapilvastu, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Dang, Udayapur, Bhaktapur, Banke, Saptari, Lalitpur, Bardiya, Siraha, Sindhuli, Surkhet, Dhanusha, Makwanpur, Kailali, Mahottari, Chitwan, Kanchanpur, Bara, Kaski, Parsa, and Tanahu.

The Department has launched the distribution of national ID cards since the past four years in 73 districts.

On Wednesday, the Department however issued a notice, informing that the people above 90 years and those living with disabilities need not produce national ID cards while receiving social security allowance.