The Department of Civil Registration (DoCR) has expanded the online registration of personal events like birth, death, marriage, divorce and migration in 131 local units of 48 districts, reports The Kathmandu Post. Following the government decision in March, DoCR started its work to expand its online services in all 75 districts.
This system was launched on March 25, 2015 though it was only limited to 205 wards of local units until mid-March 2017. And now it has expanded to 927 wards.
Anil Kumar Thakur, director general at the DoCR said, “We had the target of expanding the service to 600 wards at the end of current fiscal year. But the expansion drive accelerated well.”
With the latest expansion, 32% of the population can now use the online system. Before the registration could only be done at Village Development Committees and Ward Offices of municipalities.
The DoCR was formed in March 2015 in order to streamline the process of registering personal events like birth, death, marriage, divorce and migration among others. Earlier, it was known as the Office of Registrar.