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NID's main work would be done at Agargaon: Home Minister

Published : Thursday, 24 June, 2021 at 10:05 PM  Count : 233

 Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal talks to journalists following a meeting on law and order situation on the occasion of upcoming Eid-ul-Azha at the Home Ministry in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal talks to journalists following a meeting on law and order situation on the occasion of upcoming Eid-ul-Azha at the Home Ministry in Dhaka on Wednesday.


The main task of National Identity (NID) related activities will be carried out from its present location at Agargaon in the capital, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday.

"The Secretariat (Home Ministry) will monitor (supervise) it," he told journalists following a meeting on law and order situation on the occasion of upcoming Eid-ul-Azha at the Home Ministry in Dhaka.

Asked whether a seperate department would be formed if NID-related activities come under the jurisdiction of the home ministry, the Home Minister said, "The main task of NID will be performed from there (Agargaon). The process will be monitored from here. Many have indulged in controversies over NID. It's such a thing which one needs to open a bank account, buy a SIM card, or identify an indivisual."

Replying to another question, he said, "Decision has just been taken to shift the NID related activities officially. It will take time to handover the process. Our ministry will start working through a process."

The NID related activities are going from the Election Commission to the jurisdiction of the Security Services Division of the home ministry. The Cabinet Division sent a letter to the EC on June 20 last making it clear.

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