National ID Card and Vital Registration Bill passed

Published On: August 27, 2019 08:15 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The meeting of House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday has endorsed the National Identity Card and Vital Registration Bill-2076 BS.

Earlier in the meeting, Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa had presented a proposal seeking deliberation on the Bill along with the report of the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee, which the HoR had approved.

Responding to queries raised by the parliamentarian in the meeting, Minister Thapa gave assurance to incorporate the issues related to the national identity card raised in the parliament. Minister Thapa assured that one's personal details will be protected and added," The national identity card is multipurpose and there are more than 150 countries that are implementing the ID card. The national ID card will replace all other papers beside the passport and citizenship cards."

Likewise, the proposal presented by Minister for Finance Dr Yuvaraj Khatiwada in the HoR meeting seeking approval to send the Bill related to Citizen Investment Fund (second amendment) Bill-2075 BS for clause-wise discussion has been approved. Earlier, the meeting had endorsed a proposal presented by Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel seeking approval to send the Bill related to the Madan Bhandari Science and Technology University, 2076 for clause-wise deliberations in the concerned committee.

The next meeting of HoR is scheduled for August 29.

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