Government starts distributing citizenship certificates to NRNs

KATHMANDU: The government has started distributing Nepali citizenship certificates to non-resident Nepalis (NRNs). It is NRN citizenship.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal provided the NRN citizenship certificates to Executive Chairman of Association of NRNs, Badri KC, and Chairman Kul Acharya amidst a function organized at his residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday.

District Administration Office, Kathmandu, had issued an NRN citizenship certificate in the name of Executive Chairman KC on Monday, while District Administration Office, Parbat to Chairman Acharya on Sunday. Earlier, the certificates were handed over to PM Dahal by the respective chief district officers.

The NRN citizenship documents were provided in line with Article 14 of Constitution of Nepal. The constitutional provision was further eased with the amendment of Nepal Citizenship Act, 2063.

The NRNs are provided Nepali citizenship, allowing them the economic, social and cultural rights.

On the occasion, Secretary at Home Ministry, Dinesh Bhattarai, informed that the government had made arrangements to distribute NRN citizenship certificates from all 77 districts. With this, the NRNs can apply for such certificates from today onwards.

The NRNA had been demanding citizenship certificates for a long time.

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