Thursday, March 14, 2019

CS launches Smart Card based Islander Identity Card


Port Blair, Mar.6: The Chief Secretary, A & N Administration, Shri Chetan B Sanghi have launched Smart Card based Islander Identity Card for Islanders in the presence of Shri Udit Prakash Rai, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman in the conference hall of Secretariat on Mar 05, 2019. With this, the long pending demand of Islanders has been fulfilled.
The enrollment drive for the unenrolled spouse and children of the bonafide Islanders was carried out during 2016. A total of 36752 applications were received and 64803 members were added to the Islander Database. Out of 64803 members, there are 19922 new enrolled members are of age above 15 years for whom Smart Card based Islander Card shall be issued in first phase.
After completion of the first phase, facility for replacement of Paper Card with Smart Card based Islander Card shall also be extended. It is pertinent to mention that 369848 members were enrolled in the Islander database during the survey conduct in the year 2002.
Further, it has also been decided to issue "Smart Card" instead of existing Paper Card. All the newly enrolled members shall be issued "Smart Islander Identity Card". The bonafide Islanders having Paper Islander Identity Card can also get their card replaced with new Smart Card.
A camp shall be setup at ITF ground, Port Blair w.e.f. 11.03.2019 for the issuance of Smart Islander Identity Card to the newly enrolled family members. The "Smart Islander Identity Card" shall be issued on a payment of Rs. 100/-.
It is once again mentioned that the Islanders enrolled in the list published during 2002 and their spouse/ children shall only be issued with the Smart card based Islander Card.

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