Tag Archives: Southern Asia

Bangladesh – 16mn new voters to get ID cards

By | December 4, 2017

The election commission (EC) in Bangladesh has said that it was preparing to issue smart national identity (NID) cards to more than 16mn new voters and the process would be completed by the end of 2018. The move is a part of its plan to complete distribution of machine readable cards among all voters before the next national… Read More »

Nepal – Indian Company Wins Contract to Supply 750,000 Smart Driving Cards

By | October 31, 2017

Madras Security Printers of India has been given the contract by the government to print and supply additional 750,000 smart driving license cards. The company is also the current supplier of smart driving licenses card. According to the director general of the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), Roop Narayan Bhattarai, three other French companies were also interested to supply the… Read More »

Sri Lanka – Smart IDs from today

By | October 27, 2017

The smart identification card (Smart ID) was launched to the public today by the Department of Registration of Persons (DRP), Department Commissioner General Viyani Gunathilaka said. To symbolize the Inauguration of the Smart ID, the first printed Smart ID was handed over to Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Minister S. B. Nawinne and fifteen other applicants who applied… Read More »

India – Passport applications touch 1 million a month, says Ministry

By | October 21, 2017

Passport Seva Kendras are receiving about a million of applications per month says the Ministry of External Affairs. The number of people applying for passports has been increasing ever since. To meet the demand from the public and also to help those frequent travelers in getting their passport formalities done, now and then passport melas are set up.… Read More »

India – PRTC to issue ID cards with hologram

By | October 19, 2017

PATIALA: To keep a check on the misuse of ID cards of Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) will soon be changing the identity cards of its employees including the conductors, drivers as well of retired employees who enjoys the benefits under rules of the corporation. The new ID cards will carry the holograms of PRTC and will start being issued from… Read More »

Madras Security Printers wins contract to supply 750,000 smart cards

By | October 16, 2017

The government has awarded the contract of printing and supplying additional 750,000 smart driving licence cards to Madras Security Printers of India. Madras Security Printers is also the current supplier of smart driving license cards to the government. Roop Narayan Bhattarai, director general of the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), informed that the Indian company was awarded the… Read More »

Indian company wins tender to supply smart driving licences again

By | October 16, 2017

Kathmandu, October 16 India-based Madras Security Printers has won the tender called by the Nepal government to print and supply 750,000 smart driving licences. The same company had supplied licences to the Department of Transport Management earlier. The Department’s Director General Rup Narayan Bhattarai says an agreement in this regard will be signed today. Earlier, the Supreme Court… Read More »

India – Biometric cards for fishermen by year-end

By | October 12, 2017

BHUBANESWAR: IN its renewed drive to strengthen coastal security, the State Government on Wednesday directed the Fisheries department to issue waterproof biometric identity cards to fishermen by end of this year. As per the survey conducted jointly by National Population Registrar (NPR), Ministry of Home Affairs and the Fisheries department as many as 3,46,948 fishermen were identified. Photography… Read More »

IGL Smart Card For CNG Customers Launched; Here’s How it Works

By | October 11, 2017

  New Delhi, October 11: Giving a major push to Digitalisation, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday launched the IGL smart card- the first ever prepaid card for CNG customers at an event in New Delhi. The IGL smart card is a prepaid card for both retail and fleet consumers which allows customers to refuel CNG at its… Read More »

India – Visakhapatnam: Swipe your debit/credit card, pay bus fare

By | October 10, 2017

Visakhapatnam: Don’t have the change to pay for bus fare while travelling in the government-run city buses? No need to worry, you can just pay using your debit/credit card. Interestingly there is  no need to chip in or swipe the card, just wave it at the ticket machine carried by the bus conductor.  For the first time in the… Read More »

India – Govt To Hold Camps To Issue New Smart Cards

By | October 8, 2017

Chhattisgarh Government announced on Saturday that it would hold camps across the State to issue new health smart cards from November to help poverty-hit families to avail cashless treatment at registered hospitals. Chief Minister Raman Singh presided over a meeting of the health department at his official residence on Saturday in which senior health officials informed him that… Read More »

Nepal – Four companies show interest to supply smart cards

By | October 4, 2017

Four international companies — three French and one Indian — have shown interest to supply smart driving licence cards to Nepal. Including Madras Security Printers India, which is also the present supplier, Oberthur Technologie France, PW Technologies France and Cilpsals Technology France have shown interest to supply smart driving licence cards. The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) had… Read More »

Bangladesh – EC goes for new smart NID scheme

By | October 1, 2017

The Election Commission has decided to take up a state-funded project to distribute smart NID cards among voters following a failed attempt to get the work done through joint finance with the World Bank. The proposed Tk 1,600-crore project would run from January 1 next year to 2022, said EC officials. The move comes after the commission scrapped… Read More »

Bangladesh – Govt to fund distribution of smart NID cards as World Bank pulls out

By | September 21, 2017

The Election Commission has taken up a Tk 16 billion new project aiming to distribute smart NID cards among citizens with local funds. The latest project is modelled on the previous project, known as Identification System for Enhancing Access to Service’ or IDEA. The World Bank is no longer willing to fund the project which expires in December… Read More »

8th Asian Payment Card Forum

By | September 21, 2017

On 21-22 September 2017, APSCA will organise the 8th Asian Payment Card Forum in Mumbai. The forum is Asia’s largest gathering of card issuers and acquirers, domestic bank card networks, international payment systems, mobile payment companies and e-payment services providers that meet to explore best practices for driving the consumer payments landscape towards a digital payments future. The… Read More »

India – In the works, single smart card for all forms of transport

By | September 20, 2017

An integrated ticketing system, by which commuters in Mumbai can use a single smart card to travel on all forms of transport is in the works and is expected to be in place in the next two years, before two Metro lines come up in the city. “In the next two years, before the Metro corridors are commissioned,… Read More »

India – Scribes, govt staff to get smart health cards

By | September 19, 2017

Hyderabad: The State government is mulling introducing smart card for the employees, journalists and pensioners (EHS, EJS and PHS) which contain entire medical and health data of beneficiaries. This method is being intended to provide preventive healthcare. According to officials, the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust is planning to hold medical camps to collect the health data of those who… Read More »

India – Common card scheme to be delayed; SAM chips not yet procured

By | September 17, 2017

New Delhi, Sep 17 The common mobility card scheme for Delhi metro trains, DTC and cluster buses will be delayed for some time as the SAM chips to be fitted with electronic ticketing machines in buses have not been procured, a senior Delhi government official has said. As per the plan, the smart cards used for commuting in… Read More »

J&K Bank launches multi function campus card for CuJ students

By | September 15, 2017

JAMMU: Chairman and CEO J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed Thursday unveiled the multi-function campus card for students at Central University of Jammu (CuJ), a press note issued here read. Vice Chancellor Central University, Prof Ashok Aima; Executive President J&K Bank, S S Sehgal; Dean Student Welfare, Prof Devanand; Registrar, Dr Ravi Kumar; Professor In-charge, IIT Jammu; Dr Dinesh Pandya… Read More »

SBI Card to start contactless payments

By | September 12, 2017

    MUMBAI: SBI Card customers could soon make payments by merely tapping their smartphone on a swipe machine. SBI Card is updating its mobile application to enable customers make contactless payments at point of sales (PoS) terminals using a technology called Host Card Emulation (HCE) which enables dematerialisation of the card. Cardholders of the bank already use smartphones as an alternative… Read More »