Do you want to know Smart Card and Smart ID Card in Bangladesh? Our government is trying to digitalize our country and in this procedure a Smart National ID Cards will be applied for our people very soon. Now this topic is one important thing, considering this we are presenting a new article “Smart National ID Cards in Bangladesh” by Mr. Sad Abdul Wasea, our one team of e-Learningbd.com. Please read this article in details and write your comments on this post.
What is Smart Card?
A smart card is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. Smart cards are made of plastic, generally polyvinyl chloride, but sometimes polyethylene terephthalate based polyesters, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene or polycarbonate. Since April 2009, a Japanese company has manufactured reusable financial smart cards made from paper. Smart cards can provide identity documentation, authentication, data storage and application processing. Smart cards may provide strong security authentication for single sign-on (SSO) within large organizations.
Smart National ID Cards in Bangladesh
Election Commission is going to start giving out of smart National Identity (NID) cards among the people of Bangladesh aged more than 18 years old. It is so much importance in any people of the country. You may carry out many works by this card. Every card has a unique identity number, This card might be used in receiving services like banking, passport, taxpayers identification number (TIN), driving license, trade licenses, marriage registration, health cards, utility services and admission in education institutions. You should copy this number permanently to your recollection.
The Election Commission has announced its partnership with French company Oberthur Technologies to produce smart national ID cards for Bangladeshi people and is going to start distributing them among voters beginning from March 26. Approximately nine crore voters will be handed these smart cards. Complete information of a voter with photograph would be included in the new cards and 25 types of security features would be ensured to prevent possible forgery.
If the cards are lost or damaged, the Election Commission will charge Taka 200 for alternate and Taka 300 if the card needs to be reissued urgently. And after 10 years, citizens will have to pay Taka 100 for renewing their NID cards. Currently, there are around 91.9 million registered voters in Bangladesh and another 4.6 million more are under scrutiny to be included in the voter list. The commission will also consider if individuals below the age of 18 will receive a NID card.
In case of incorrect information on the cards, the voters will be able to correct their names, addresses and other details in the existing NID cards before production of the smart cards. To do so, they will have to appear at the upazila or thana election offices or do it online using EC’s or NID wing’s website.