World Bank to extend Rs16.37 billion loan

  • digitalisation of civil registration records
- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jan 24, 2017-

The World Bank has agreed to provide loan assistance worth Rs 16.371 billion to Nepal for digitalisation of civil registration records under the Strengthening Systems for Social Protection and Civil Registration. 

An agreement was signed to this effect between Shantaraj Subedi, secretary at the Ministry of Finance (MoF), and World Bank Country Manager Takuya Kamata in the Capital Monday. 

Secretary Subedi expressed his confidence that the digitisation of civil registration that includes registration of vital events such as birth, marriage, migration, divorce and death, would streamline the social security programmes of the government. He added that it would ensure delivery of social security allowances to public through e-payment. 

World Bank’s Country Manager Kamata shared that the implementation of the government’s five-year project would enable the automation of civil registration and security distribution which could be managed more efficiently and by limited human recourses. 

Director General at the Department of Civil Registration, Anil Kumar Thakur, said that the department would collect detailed information about the people’s birth, death, marriage, divorce and migration from all the VDCs and municipalities across the country and would develop basic infrastructures and produce human resources for digitization of the detailed information. 

He said, the record keeping of vital events such as birth, death, marriage, divorce and migration has been initiated in the local bodies since 1978. Digitisation of such vital events would assist in information management.” 

The department is currently doing ground work to develop basic infrastructure and management of human resources to facilitate the digitisation project.

Published: 24-01-2017 07:34

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