Citizens to get NIDs after birth: HM...

Dhaka, Wednesday   08 December 2021

Citizens to get NIDs after birth: HM

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:44 PM, 26 October 2021  

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed the Ministry of Home Affairs to issue National Identity Card (NID) to the citizens of the country from the age of zero (newly born after birth), not at the age of 18, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

Home Minister made the remarks at a ‘BSRF Dialogue’ organized by the Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) at the Media Center at the Secretariat in the capital on Tuesday afternoon. 

The Home Minister said the Election Commission (EC) had been giving NIDs to citizens aged 18 years. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken a plan to introduce NID from “zero-age” (after birth) and has also given the responsibility to the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

However, there are some “legal complications” in bringing NID services under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Home Minister also said. “A file has been sent to the law ministry to look into it. The Ministry of Law is scrutinizing the legal aspects.” 

“Our plan is to work out how to move it forward smoothly,” he said, ‍adding that it may take a few more days.

Mehedi Azad Masum, joint secretary of the organization, Akhtar Hossain, organizational secretary, finance secretary Md. Shafiullah Sumon, Shahadat Hossain Rakib, Belal Hossain, Rubayet Hasan and others were present on the occasion.