Kathmandu, August 12: The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee under the House of Representatives today completed clause-wise deliberations on the bill relating to the National ID Card and Registration.
Committee President Shashi Shrestha said the meeting directed to the Home Ministry’s officials to revise the bill by incorporating feedbacks given by lawmakers during the course of deliberations.
Prior to this, taking part in the deliberations, lawmakers suggested the government that it should remain highly sensitive and aware of possibilities of security challenges in the management of data to be recorded for the distribution of national ID card to be carried out on the basis of the use of foreign technology.
They demanded that methods, processes and a mechanism needed to be adopted to make sure confidentiality of citizen’s personal details/ information to be registered for the national ID card and to prevent the data leakage be clearly defined in the law.
The government was advised to follow national and international exercises in regard with maintaining people’s right to privacy. (RSS)