ID Cards Available in Registrar Building Soon

8 years, 2 months ago - March 01, 2013
No more long queues on the steps of Building Renganaden Seeneevassen to get his identity card. From 15 March, the department National Identity Card (NIC) will be installed on the ground floor of the building Emmanuel Anquetil (also called Registrar Building), more precisely, where is the cafeteria.

Few months ago, Singaporean consultants were in Mauritius to host workshops for the department NIC. The consultants visited the Emmanuel Anquetil Building, which they believe has more advantages for this service.

Imrith Rashid, president of the Government General Services Union (GSSU) welcomes the Government's decision. "This is a good thing if the department is moving to NIC Emmanuel Anquetil Building. But we must first see if the officers have all the necessary equipment. It will also be easier for people to collect their ID card here instead of long queues, "he said.

Rs 1.1 billion for the new ID card

The proposed new ID card, which will require Rs 1.1 billion, will be launched next October and will end in December 2014. The new cards will be available.

The first issue will be issued to the public for free but if the card is lost, it will be necessary to pay a large sum for a new card. "We are still in the discussion stage and the sum of Rs 500 was raised, but it depends on the government's decision," said a source close to the case.

At the forefront of technology

The new card will be at the forefront of technology, with a chip that will contain all the essential information about the holder. In addition, the new card will be multiple uses, including electronic payment, for the payment of old age pension and even banking. In the opinion of many, this card will make life easier for many people and will make it more efficient government bureaucracy. 

 

Text by Le Matinal

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