EC to introduce ‘One Time Password’ system for NID server access

Sun Online Desk

19th September, 2019 11:46:49 printer

EC to introduce ‘One Time Password’ system for NID server access

The Election Commission (EC) is going to start the ‘One Time Password’ (OTP) system to ensure its server of the National Identity (NID) database from Sunday.

Media reports quoting Saidul Islam, Director General of National identity registration section, “No EC official or employee can access into the server without an OTP.”

The EC took this safety measure across the country after identifying Rohingyas' name on the draft voter list of Chattogram.

According to the EC sources, from Sunday, if any data entry operator, proofreader or Thana/Upazila EC official want to get access to the server he has to provide his fingerprint first. Then he has to put password after his fingerprint was approved. No sooner, an OTP would be sent to the e-mail address or mobile phone of the Thana/Upazila EC officer after the approval of the password. The respective employee or official will get access to the server after getting the OTP.

Earlier, data entry operators or officers and employees could enter the NID server just using their password. Moreover, there were allegations of data entry forgery by using other operator’s password.

Besides, even many officials used to keep their passwords to office assistants and data entry operators.

After the voter list forgery being busted, the EC had changed all passwords of its field workers and introduced a fingerprint security system form the first week of the month.