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Kathmandu: The government will provide social security allowance from July 16 in 28 districts, where a national identity card number has been made mandatory for social security allowance, if the identity card of beneficiaries is renewed by obtaining a national ID number till August 16.

Issuing a press release today, the Home Ministry requested the beneficiaries to get service at their convenient time as a national ID number is not required for children, helpless, persons with disability, and senior citizens above 90 years to get an allowance.  

The government had made national ID number mandatory for beneficiaries of Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Udayapur, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Bara, Parsa, Rautahat,  Sarlahi, Kathmandu, Bhatapur, Lalitpur, Sindhuli, Makawanpur, Chitwan, Kaski, Tanahu, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet, Kailali and Kanchanpur district from July 16.

With the government’s decision, a huge crowd of beneficiaries gathered at District Administration Offices to register their details to obtain the national ID card.

The Spokesperson of the Home Ministry, Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, shared that such an arrangement has been made after receiving complaints that senior citizens and people with disabled persons are facing difficulties in getting national ID numbers. 

Chief District Officers have been directed to arrange details collection at the related ward offices of the local levels in coordination with concerned local government targeting senior citizens and people with disability persons, according to the Home Ministry. 

The Ministry also requested all local levels for necessary facilitation in the national ID registration process by coordinating with the District Administration Office.  It had deputed 438 details registration operators in 28 districts, where national ID has been made mandatory, in the first phase to provide service easily and smoothly.