Read Only Access to citizenship database for certain govt service providers

October 20, 2018 16:00 PM Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Government has approved the Read Only Access Work Procedure Guidelines to the citizenship database to certain government service provider agencies. 

The meeting of the Council of Ministers on September 25 decided to this effect. 

Those government agencies which record the information about citizens, passport, travels, and information on land and land management, banking and financial transactions could only have 'read only access' to the information stored at the central repository which is the Central Database Service of the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

Home Affairs Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa had approved the Guideline prepared by the MoHA in line with the Good Governance (Management and Operation) Act -2064. 
The service providers could verify the information in the citizenship of the service-seekers by looking at the Central Database Server if the services are to be provided to the basis of the citizenship identity card. 

According to the Guideline, the 'Read Only Access' to the service providers will be provided at the recommendations of the concerned head of the agency. 

The Ministry of Home Affairs would regularly monitor the implementation of the work procedure so as to prevent its misuse as particulars about the citizenship are a sensitive issue. Access to the database would be terminated and legal action initiated if any agency was found misusing the data, it is stated in the guideline. RSS

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