|A police officer takes fingerprints to make a chip-based identity card for a citizen in Nghĩa Đô Ward, Cầu Giấy District, Hà Nội. — Photo baotintuc.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s Police Department are working hard, from 7am to 10pm every day, to finish the goal of issuing chip-based identity cards for every eligible citizen in the city during the action month between July 25 to August 25.
Captain Nguyễn Ngọc Hiếu, head of Cống Vị Ward’s Police Office in Ba Đình District, said his office has mobilised all forces and equipment to serve the issuance of chip-based identity cards.
It is estimated that it could issue 200 people with the new cards each day, Hiếu said.
The office also set up a team to visit homes of citizens, who are elderly, disabled or people with diseases, to support them to complete procedures, he added.
He also said thanks to drastic direction of the city’s police department and the district’s police as well as the consent of local people, the progress has been smoothly performed.
A representative of the Police Office in Nghĩa Đô Ward said local police worked in three shifts every day, each shift has five police officers supporting local residents.
“Although police only have to work until 10pm as regulations, we still work until 11pm on some days to speed up the progress,” he said.
Lieutenant Colonel Nguyễn Thị Thu Cúc, deputy head of the Public Administration Management Team of Thanh Xuân District, said the district has established three mobile teams to go to the residence of citizens to support them to complete procedures for their chip-based identity cards.
The teams supported a total of 900 residents each day, she said.
A representative of the Police Office in Nhân Chính Ward said that the office has informed people of the time and place to register for chip-based identity cards.
“We have sent invitations to each household and sent messages via social networking sites such as Zalo and Facebook to notify them about necessary procedures,” he said.
It helps to speed up issuing the chip-based identity cards and make the process more convenient, he said.
Fast and convenient
Nguyễn Lê H., 34, of Nghĩa Đô Ward, Cầu Giấy District, said it only took him 20 minutes to complete the entire proceedure.
Trương Thị Huyền Ngọc, 37, of Lạc Long Quân Street said: “I am busy with work all the week.”
So, she is very happy when she knows the local police still work in the evening all the week to support local residents to register for chip-based identity cards, she said.
“It’s very convenient,” she said.
Nguyễn Hải Trung, director of the city’s Police Department, said from December 31, 2022, the printed-version household registration book will become invalid and be replaced by chip-based identity cards, which are integrated with all relevant citizen information.
Therefore, eligible citizens should take advantage of this time to go to the police headquarters of communes, wards and townships to carry out procedures, he said.
Data from the Ministry of Public Security shows that more than 65 million chip-based ID cards have been issued to people nationwide so far.
This is a breakthrough, creating an important foundation for building and developing digital-based applications for State management, the ministry said. — VNS