CDA to establish machine readable birth, death registration centre

CDA to establish machine readable birth, death registration centre

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) would establish a control room for provision of quality services and to enhance the level of transparency and monitoring of the efficiency of different formations of the authority, said CDA Chairman Syed Tahir Shahbaz. He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of a machine readable birth and death registration centre for implementation of Civil Registration and Management System (CRMS) to provide the efficient and state-of-the-art facility to the residents and the uniformity and standardisation of Birth and Death Certificates. The project has been initiated in collaboration with NADRA and Plan International (an international NGO). Speaking on the occasion, Tahir said that the new system provides a complete database of all entries through forms and computerized printing of certificates. “This is a model project of public-private partnership and would provide standardisation of document/certificate across the country as well as connectivity with NADRA’s central database. The CRMS provides validation by NADRA, resulting in easier and earlier processing of B-Forms and CNIC. This is one-window operation as documents will be received, processed and certificates will be issued under one roof.

The centre has the facility to print the certificate both in English and Urdu languages, web-based monitoring of registration of births and deaths for the designated officials. This would also establish the authenticity of the certificate and eliminate fake documents as each certificate will have a unique ID number.

The birth and death registration forms would be available on CDA website. Certificates issued can be verified from any counter/office of NADRA, across the country. The system also provides security of the document/certificate, as it is printed on security paper with security features like watermark of the photograph of the Quaid-e-Azam and with a provision of security thread and logos of NADRA and CDA on top of the paper. The CDA chairman said, “We would welcome the suggestions from the media and the residents of the city for improving the civic amenities and development of the capital city.” staff report