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Retaining NID Services

EC to seek presidential intervention soon

EC to seek presidential intervention soon

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The Election Commission is likely to take its dispute over National Identity (NID) cards with the home ministry to President Md Abdul Hamid, reports UNB.

Talking to reporters on Monday, Election Commissioner Md Alamgir said the EC will soon send a letter to the president seeking his intervention in resolving the dispute.

The government has recently decided to transfer to the home ministry the National Identity Registration wing that had been under the EC since 2006. The EC has objected to the take-over.

Meanwhile, a new law is under way to bring the NID job under the Security Services of the home ministry.

Earlier, the Cabinet division sent a letter was sent to the EC to hand over the NID services. The Election Commission wrote a counter letter highlighting the benefits of keeping the NID under its control.

Since the government is moving towards making a new law the EC has decided to approach the president, said Alamgir.

He said, “There is no new step in this regard. As far as I know the Election Commission Officers Association had submitted an application which we said we will send to the President following the rules.”

“We may also send a copy to the security department. That was the decision, he said.

He said that the decision was taken 10-12 days ago.

The Election Commission Officers Association submitted a memorandum to keep the National Identity Card (NID) registration wing under the EC authority rather than under the home ministry.

If it is shifted from the Election Commission (EC), the EC officials feel that the normal process of the election will be hampered.