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South Tangerang provides e-ID service for residents with mental disabilities, inmates

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 3, 2018   /   11:23 am
South Tangerang provides e-ID service for residents with mental disabilities, inmates The Population and Civil Registration Agency (Disdukcapil) in South Tangerang, Banten, is providing a public service to help residents with mental disabilities and prison inmates to procure electronic identification (e-ID) cards. (JP/Theresia Sufa)

The South Tangerang Population and Civil Registration Agency (Disdukcapil) provided on Sunday an electronic identification (e-ID) card data gathering service  for people with mental disabilities and prison inmates who were residents of the city in Banten province.

The agency’s registration head, Heru Sudarmanto, said the service was being provided to residents who were unable to visit their local civil registration office to provide the data themselves.

“Aside from people with mental disabilities and [prison] inmates, we also provide this [service] to senior citizens at nursing homes and hospital patients with severe illnesses, such as strokes,” he said as reported by tribunnews.com.

One such resident was Syaiful Rahman, a South Tangerang resident and inmate at the Gunung Sindur Class III prison in Bogor, West Java. Heru said Syaiful must have an e-ID so that the local administration could issue a birth certificate for his child.

Families of residents who are unable to provide their data in person at the nearest civil registration office may send a letter to request the service. (vla/dmr)