Tag Archives: Southern Asia

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 »

India – ICICI Bank to implement Common Payment Card Solution for Bhubaneswar

By | September 6, 2017

The State Government of Odisha has approved the Common Payment Card Sysytem (CPCS), a citizen centric module under Bhubaneswar Smart City programme, to enable one smart card for multiple services. Leading private bank of the country, ICICI Bank has been selected as the implementing agency to execute it through Public Private Partnership (PPP) model by the Empowered Committee… Read More »

India – 3.93 lakh families get smart cards in Namakkal

By | September 4, 2017

Smart ration cards have been distributed to 3.93 lakh families so far in the district. A statement of District Collector M. Asia Mariam issued here stated that the district accounted for a total of 4.87 lakh ration cards. The district received 4.36 lakh smart cards and the distribution of the same commenced on April 1. So far, 3.93… Read More »

India – Complaints of credit cards fraud flood cops in Hyderabad

By | September 1, 2017

HYDERABAD: Tens of customers of State Bank of India, are rushing to cyber crime police of tri-commissionerates in Hyderabad, to complain about fraudulent transactions done with their credit card  details in foreign countries. The cyber crime police of three commissionerates have received over 60 such complaints in the last two months, about fraudulent money being withdrawal from customers’ bank accounts. During investigation… Read More »

India – Smart cards to track if kids attend classes

By | August 31, 2017

CHENNAI: Parents of schoolchildren in the state need no longer worry about the whereabouts of their wards after they leave home. School education minister K A Sengottaiyan on Wednesday announced that smart cards with embedded SIM cards will in the near future be issued to students across the state. The cards, he added, would also ensure attendance at school. The smart cards… Read More »

India – Hurdles for distribution of smart driving licences cleared

By | August 29, 2017

The Tender Evaluation Committee (TEC) has given reasons for reaching the conclusion either for accepting or rejecting the tenders. Chennai: Legal hurdles has been cleared for distribution of smart card based driving licenses and registration certificates for vehicles as the Madras High Court upheld a State government tender awarded to a private firm. While dismissing the writ petitions from… Read More »

Bangladesh – EC starts printing smart NID cards on its own

By | August 28, 2017

The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled an agreement with French company ‘Oberthur Technologies’ and started printing smart national identity (NID) cards on its own. The EC’s Acting Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed confirmed this while talking to reporters at the commission secretariat in Agargoan, Dhaka on Sunday. He said the contract between the EC and the French company to print… Read More »

India – Tamil Nadu to Distribute Smart Cards to School Students, Parents Can Examine Attendance

By | August 27, 2017

The Tamil Nadu Government has decided to introduce smart card system to school going students, , Education Minister K A Sengottiyan  has said. A chip would be attached in the smart card which when examined show the attendance of students in the school. With this, the parents could verify if their children were attending the school, Education Minister K… Read More »

Sri Lanka – Smart ID in two months: DRP Commissioner

By | August 23, 2017

The Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) would issue a new ‘Smart ID’ within the coming two months, after the introduction of the present NICs some 45 years ago, Department’s Commissioner General Viyani Gunathilaka said today. He said that the decision was taken considering several issues regarding the current National Identity Cards (NICs). “The Department will issue the… Read More »

Identiv Strengthens Presence in India With Bureau of Indian Standards Certification of Desktop Smart Card Reader Solutions

By | August 17, 2017

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Identiv, Inc.  (NASDAQ:INVE) today announced Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Certification on the most popular collection of the company’s desktop smart card reader solutions. BIS, the National Standards Body of India, was established under the BIS Act of 1986 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking, and quality certification of… Read More »

India – Just two weeks and you can use your Delhi Metro Smart Card to travel in DTC buses

By | August 16, 2017

In two weeks from now, 500 DTC buses in the capital will have the facility as Common Mobility Cards will be rolled out after years of delay. The Delhi Government has started obtaining chips called the Secure Access Mobile (SAM) from South Korea which provides the facility of cashless transportation in the city in buses. These will be… Read More »

India – Little progress in smart NID card distribution

By | August 13, 2017

Apparently set to miss the existing December-2017 deadline to provide the country’s all voters with smart national identity (NID) cards, the Election Commission (EC) now says it will do it by June 2018, reports UNB. Though the EC started the distribution of machine readable cards to replace the existing laminated ones among 90 million voters in October 1,… Read More »

India – Between 48k-68k fraud Wallet and PPI card transactions between March and May 2017

By | July 25, 2017

  The Reserve Bank of India has started maintaining provisional data of fraudulent transactions using Mobile Wallets and PPI Cards (together called PPI’s), and last week, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister for IT, disclosed in Parliament that the fraud rate for Mobile Wallets and PPI Cards ranged between 0.005% to 0.007% for the months of March, April and… Read More »

Nepal – National ID card will be gender inclusive, says Minister Sharma

By | July 25, 2017

Home Minister Janardan Sharma has claimed that the new national identity card, which is going to be launched soon as a pilot project, will be gender inclusive. Responding to queries raised by some lawmakers about the rumoured features of the new ID that is supposed to replace the citizenship card, Sharma said the details will include the names… Read More »