e – NIC Project
The Department for Registration of Persons is the only institution vested with the authority to establish a National Persons Registry as an electronic data system and issue National Identity Cards. The Department for Registration of Persons has been established under the Registration of Persons Act no 32 of 1968 and Regulations framed for the purpose in 1971 and amendments made to these legal authorities.
Need for issuing an e-NIC
Objectives of the Project
Benefits for the public through e- NIC
With this identity card the identity of the persons is accurately established in obtaining services required by a person while securing human, social, economic, political and legal rights of citizens of this country.
The identity can be accurately established when casting the vote, at banks, in obtaining licenses, passports, local and foreign employment, ETF benefits and in the matters of insurance, land and property, pension etc and when linked with the legal data exchange system, services can be obtained even without the identity card and it will be immense benefits to the citizen.
This e-NIC can carefully control anti-social activities like corruption, frauds, irregularities etc carried out by fraudulently establishing the identity and therefore there is no room for anybody to appear in your name or gain services in your name. This allows genuine persons to maintain quality services without any interruption and it assures the security of the citizens even without the identity cards at natural calamities.
The national persons registry and the electronic central database store information of all eligible Sri Lankan citizens and their relations and therefore information of family members can be confidently be confirmed for any recognized institution at any given time.
As information could be exchanged through the national personal database with the institutions related to national security and economic development, national security is secured, acceleration of economic development is facilitated and with this it is possible to build a prosperous nation.
Background of the project from 17.08.2011 to 07.10.2015
Background after 07.10.2015
Physical progress of the e-NIC project from the beginning to 31.10.2015
Restructuring of Departmental units at the Divisional Secretariats / Provisional Offices and the Head Office, providing of infrastructure facilities, recruitment of staff and training required for the issuances of e-NIC have been carried out.