The Election Commission (EC) has extended tenure of all kinds of temporary national identity (NID) cards for indefinite period.
"Validity of national identity cards having two-year tenure from the date of issue has been extended for indefinite period," said an EC Secretariat press release.
So, from now on, all kinds of temporary NIDs will be regarded as valid ones, it said.
Service providing institutions will be able to verify the cards of service recipients from NID system and all are asked not to deny any service recipients for validity of NIDs, the release said.
Besides, if required, the NID holders having cards inscribed with tenures in back page of the cards can download their NIDs (without mentioning tenure and cards alike those issued from offices) by registering at services.nidw.gov.bd free of cost and they can use it after printing and laminating.