Iran VP calls on ICT Ministry to study electronic ID program

March 18, 2015 - 

Iran first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri has called on the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) to research the various executive and technical components of a new initiative to implement a nationwide biometric ID program, according to the Tehran Times.

The ID program would comprise of a national ID website as well as the issuing of electronic ID cards, according to Khabar Farsi news website.

Jahangiri recently met with the ministers of ICT, industry, education, economy, along with vice president of science and technology and the head of the National Organization for Civil Registration.

During the meeting, Jahangiri emphasized the need to significantly enhance electronic services to keep up with the rapid pace of international developments.

He called on the ICT Ministry to compile a complete report on the national ID initiative and deliver a full presentation to the cabinet.

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