New posts created in the Election Commission to support the initiative
The government will recruit new local level officials to make National Identity Card (NID) services more efficient and dynamic, Law Minister Anisul Haque said in parliament on Monday.
Anisul, who is in charge of the Election Commission Secretariat on parliamentary affairs, said the government has created posts of thana and upazila level assistant election officer and a data entry operator.
The NID service will be more dynamic once the recruitment process for these two posts is completed, he said.
The minister was replying to a tabled question from Jatiya Party MP Shamim Haider Patwary.
The law minister said a total of 732,363 people in the country have so far registered to get online NID services.
He said that NID services have been decentralized for speedy disposal of applications.
Central and field level officials have been given the power to dispose of applications according to the type of application, he added.
Replying to a question of AKM Rahmatullah from Dhaka 11, LGRD Minister Tajul Islam said arsenic screening is being conducted in 3,200 unions in 335 upazilas of 54 districts.
Responding to a question from MP Didarul Alam, Minister for Liberation War Affairs Akam Mozammel Haque who is in charge of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on parliamentary affairs, said the government has allotted 1,832.27 acres of land of Shahebganj Sugar Mill in Rangpur Sugar Mills to set up Rangpur EPZ.
He also said the government has also planned to set up EPZ at Prembagh union's Chengutia under Abhaynagar upazila in Jessore.
Besides, another EPZ will be set up at Sadar upazila in Patuakhali.
Construction of these EPZs will begin in the next financial year (2021-22) and will be completed in phases by 2024.