Smart card will ensure civic privileges: Menon

DHAKA, Feb 5, 2017 (BSS) - Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon today said newly introduced Smart Cards which were previously dubbed as voters ID were meant to ensure peoples civic privileges alongside the voting rights.

"The smart card will offer relief to citizens from different hassles in getting civic services . . . it will save time, money and ensure the availability of quality civic amenities," he said while distributing smart cards at Mirza Abbas College at Shahjahanpur here this morning.

The minister expected the card to appear as an instrument to protect citizens from different fraudulences or cheating.

Menon appreciated a feature of the smart cards for women as it replaced their husbands name with fathers' name.

The minister inaugurated the smart card distribution programme by handing over the citizens ID to local city corporation councilor Hamidul Haq Shamim.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)