Obstructed e-passport service resumes

Obstructed e-passport service resumes

Fri, 8 July 2022

Baitadi, July 8 :  E-passport service, obstructed in three districts of Sudurpaschim Province, has resumed.    

E-passport service was obstructed in Baitadi, Bajhang and Darchula districts from July 1 due to some problem with the e-passport server connection.   
 
Information Officer at the District Administration Office, Baitadi, Khagendra Bharati, said enrollment and issuance of e-passport were obstructed after the problem surfaced in the e-passport server connection and it has resumed after repair and maintenance from the Department of Passport.    

Baitadi district started providing e-passport service on May 26 for the first time. Around 400 people have received e-passports in the district so far.    

Meanwhile, the Melauli municipality of the Baitadi district has been declared a child-labour-free zone on Thursday.  
  
Chief Administrative Officer of Melauli municipality, Jagadish Prasad Joshi, shared that with the completion of all indicators required for the declaration of a child labour-free zone, Melauli was declared a child-free municipality amidst a programme. The government has set a target to make Nepal a child labour-free country by 2082.   

On the occasion, Mayor Bhim Bahadur Chand said the situation of child labour in the municipality would be identified and initiatives would be taken to address the problem of child labour in the coming days.    

Different programmes including onsite survey, collection of details of child labourers and identification of the children at possible risk were launched in order to make the municipality child labour free.   (RSS)