National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) successfully completed the pilot phase of the digital census as its engineers developed Digital Census Turnkey Solution in the shortest time span.
Federal Minister for Planning and Development Professor Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday distributed certificates of excellence among NADRA’s 24 software engineers and appreciated their efforts for working day and night to develop the solution in the shortest time for the country’s first-ever digital census.
The pilot phase of the digital census was successfully carried out from July 21 to August 3, 2022.
Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik briefed the federal minister on recent citizen-centric digital interventions rolled out to complement the initiatives of the federal government.
During the briefing, he highlighted the special efforts of the authority to extend its registration services at the doorsteps of citizens through 771 registration centers and the deployment of 222 mobile registration vans (MRVs) across the country.
The chairman also briefed that NADRA was all poised to carry out the digital census project on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in joint collaboration with the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives.
The minister expressed interest in NADRA’s record for registration of birth and death at health facilities across the country.
During the visit, the minister was also informed that during the past year, the NADRA had enhanced card printing capacity from 60 thousand to 125 thousand per day.
The chairman of NADRA also apprised the minister about the security features of the smart card which was laden with 36 security features making the Pakistani ID card the most secure and unforged.
Meanwhile, the minister also visited NADRA high-tech operations room where he was briefed about the Centralized Operations Management System.
Ahsan Iqbal lauded the efforts of the chairman for introducing international standards and the world’s best practices in the NADRA, setting a new benchmark for the world to look for.