Hotline number 105 will remain open for service seekers from 9am to 3pm on working days
The Election Commission on Monday launched its online service to provide National Identity Cards, with the aim of checking the coronavirus pandemic during the government enforced lockdown.
Through the online services, service seekers can collect their NID number, NID card copy, updated information on NID cards, recollect NID cards in case they are lost and apply for voter registration, said Director General of the EC’s NID Registration Wing Brig Gen Saidul Islam at an online press conference as reported by UNB.
He said the people will be able to avail the service by visiting http://www.nidw.gov.bd/ and by sending an SMS to the hotline number 105.
Hotline number 105 will remain open for service seekers from 9am to 3pm on working days, he added.
The director general also said fresh voters enrolled during the latest update program can easily get their NID numbers through SMS.
In this case, the person will need to type nid<form no><dd-mm-yyyy> and then send it to 105. The service seeker will get the NID number in a reply message.
A total 67, 58, 341 people were registered in the latest electoral roll, published on March 2, he said.
Brig Gen Saidul Islam further said fresh voters can also collect online copies of their NID by visiting the website, which can be used to avail of services from banks, insurance companies and many other organizations.
He added that aspiring voters can apply for registration online and attach supporting documents with the application, and biometrics of the applicants will be collected later as it needs the physical presence of service seekers.
On March 22, the EC suspended its NID services in consideration of public safety during the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.