Civil Registration Management System to help government implement e-governance, says Haroon
Sindh Minister for Information Technology, Muhammad Raza Haroon, has said that the Civil Registration Management System (CRMS) will help the government plan and implement e-Governance in the country efficiently.
He was speaking at a seminar on CRMS which was organised by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) at a local hotel.
While lauding the role of NADRA, the minister said that with the technical support from the authority on training of local governments, a change in the society was expected.
The Director-General of NADRA, Zahid Hussain, said about the CRMS that negotiations were under way to operationalize 345 union councils across the country.
He informed the audience that there were 6,550 union councils/TMAs/cantonment boards in the country, out of which 6,205 were operational.
“Taking all such union councils on board for registration of vital events in the short span of six years is a big achievement for the organization,” he said, adding that this current project of NADRA with the help of UNFPA would support the CRMS in the rural areas of the country where performance was comparatively low.
NADRA started CRMS as a pilot project in Lahore in 2004 with the collaboration of the then local government. Later it was extended to the whole country in 2006.