NADRA introduces home delivery service -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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NADRA introduces home delivery service

ISLAMABAD- The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has launched home delivery of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) and Child Registration Certificates service.

The applicant would have to pay Rs. 100 for delivery within the country and Rs. 500 for delivery outside the country, APP learnt here on Saturday.

Besides, fast track counters have also been set up at National Swift and Registration Centres (NSRCs) of the Authority for those applicants who wanted to avoid long queues for obtaining CNIC or Child Registration Certificate.

Using this fast track counter the applications will have to submit Rs. 1000 for obtaining CNIC, Rs. 3000 for obtaining ID Card for Overseas Pakistanis in Middle East and Rs. 5,000 for getting CNIC from any other state of the world, NADRA sources said, adding Rs. 500 would be charged for issuance for Child Registration Certificates.

They said the fresh ID cards will be issued free of cost at all NSRCs, as announced by the government, however if any body wants to use fast track counter for fresh CNIC he will have to pay the fee.

The fast track service is initiated in accordance with the international standard and practices to eliminate the “Sifarish” and VIP culture, sources said adding the revenue earned through this initiative will be utilized in the further improvement of services provided to regular CNIC applicants.

They said that the delivery period of the products will be the same as per regular procedure; however the service would save the time of the applicants.

Moreover, this service will reduce long queues at NSRCs that are being observed at these centres daily.

This service was based on the successful outcome of a pilot project in Lahore PHQ, which was launched on November 24, 2008. More than 600 people got registered in Lahore under this project in only 2 months while paying higher registration fees.

The service has been launched for those who wanted to avoid the long queues at NSRCs after NADRA started issuing free CNICs on normal basis.

So far, NADRA has activated fast track services at a total 37 NSRCs in Multan, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad and Karachi where more than 1,000 citizens have been registered in four days.

Source: The Nation

Date:1/26/2009