NADRA is officially decreasing the fee required for the issuance of new and renewal of the Smart National Identity Card (SNIC). Previously, interior minister Chauhdry Nisar had ordered NADRA to decrease the fee required for making a new SNIC to make it more accessible for people.
According to sources, NADRA is about to officially implement the new fee structure starting today.
The fee structure of the card is as follows:
- New SMART Card: Rs. 800
- Renewal: Rs. 800
- Modification, duplication: Rs. 800
- New SMART Card: Rs. 1,600
- Renewal: Rs. 1.600
- Modification, duplication: Rs. 1,600
According to details, the fee for regular card might also see a revision.
NADRA management has decided to set a fee of Rs. 100 for inland home delivery of the Smart Card.
This is a first for NADRA, and would certainly help the elderly and disabled persons, who would need to wait in queues for hours just to get their card renewed. The general public would also benefit from this by removing the added hassle of getting the card after waiting in the queue again.
Furthermore it would help reduce the amount of people waiting in line and lessen the load for NADRA’s officials issuing the cards.