The Cabinet today (June 12) granted final approval to the draft of the “National Identity Card Registration Act, 2023”.
According to the act, responsibility for NID registration will be transferred to the Security Services Division under the Home Affairs Ministry. But, the Election Commission will have the responsibility to prepare list of voters comprising citizens aged 18 or above.
The approval came from the Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her office.
Later, Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain briefed regarding the decisions of the meeting in a press conference held at the Secretariat in the capital.
On October 10 in 2022, the cabinet approved in principle the draft to bring the national identity registration operation under the Security Services Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, from the Election Commission.by