President reviews ID cards distribution process
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday evaluated administrative and technical affairs of the electronic national identity cards process and asked the committees concerned to present solutions to challenges and hurdles impeding the project.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said the president presided over a meeting to assess the electronic ID cards process.
The committees evaluated the ID cards process technical and administrative areas and presented views and proposals about the existing opportunities and challenges.
The meeting discussed the ID cards test launch plan, its schedule and possible locations of distribution centres.
The statement said the president directed the committees to work on legal framework of the ID cards process and set characteristics for a decree in this regard.
The president asked the two committees to find solution to the existing challenges and problems in the ID cards process.
He asked the two committees to jointly identify their policy, schedule and requirements for centralising the process and explain if an exclusive department in this regard be established simultaneously with the test drive or later.
The president called for preparing an exclusive programme and stressed implementation of the project and the need for a technical consensus on questions regarding the project’s technical area.
He said the basic condition for the ID cards project was the system’s durability and continuation. He said a final policy about the entire project should be presented to the Cabinet for approval.
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