7 November 2003The department of home affairs is to revamp its information technology systems in an effort to fully computerise the department’s operations.The department will also re-launch the National Identification System (Hanis), which will be called Hanis Reloaded. Hanis, approved by Cabinet in 1995, enables the cross-reference of fingerprints and identification information.Hanis Reloaded and the Integrated Client Service Console (ICSC) will be the department’s fully integrated system, linking all regional and sub-offices to the Pretoria head office’s database.The system will enable South Africans anywhere in the country to have their identity document applications processed electronically and their fingerprints, photographs and signatures recorded digitally. The information will be checked immediately against a database and 48 hours later, a person will have their ID.Briefing the media in Johannesburg on Thursday, Home Affairs director-general Barry Gilder said the new system will arrest the potential for fraud that is prevalent in the department.He said the old HANIS was plagued by mismanagement after key personnel in the project resigned, leaving a void in the running of the system.“This revolution is based on our dream of a fully computerised department, in respect of both our internal processes and our interface with our clients,” Gilder said.He said the introduction of the integrated database system will lay the basis for the issuing of a new ID card.“Our preliminary estimate is that such a system will allow us to issue an ID within 48 hours,” Gilder said.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
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The son of a former BJP MLA was shot dead close to the Uttar Pradesh legislature complex late on Saturday night. The issue is likely to rock the State Assembly and the Legislative Council on Monday. Speaker Hriday Narain Dixit said if members were bent upon derailing the listed business, stopping the live telecast during the pandemonium may be considered.Vaibhav Tiwari, 36, son of former Domariyaganj MLA Prem Prakash Tiwari, was allegedly shot at from point blank range barely 300 metres from the U.P. legislature building, police said.
As the pro-quota agitation by the Maratha community refuses to die down, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis called a number of community leaders for a meeting to discuss the situation on Thursday.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also called a meeting of its MLAs on Thursday seeking feedback from them over the agitation that has seen much violence and death in the past two weeks. “The party needs to understand the ground level situation from its representatives and needs to draw up a strategy based on those inputs,” said a senior BJP minister.The BJP meeting comes days after the Opposition, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party, and ruling ally Shiv Sena met their respective MLAs in Mumbai to take stock of the situation. Each party has made its representation to the Backward Class Commission, and the Opposition even held a meeting with the Governor seeking his intervention in the matter. The Sena has also demanded the announcement for Maratha reservation without waiting for the Commission report, which the Chief Minister has rejected.BJP sources said a general perception of the Maratha community going against the BJP also has to be checked, which will be done in the meeting on Thursday with MLAs. Meanwhile, groups of Maratha youth staged ‘jail bharo’ protests across the State, including at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan, demanding reservation for the community.
The two-week-long gruelling campaign for the election to the 90-member State Assembly in Haryana involving a direct contest between the ruling BJP and the Congress concluded on Saturday.A total of 1,168 candidates are in the fray for the election slated for October 21 with the highest 118 from Hisar and the lowest 24 from Panchkula. A total of 1,83,90,525 voters, including 85,12,231 women, are registered in the State with 19,578 polling booths.The BJP, which went into the election with the slogan of “Ab Ki Baar, 75 Paar” (more than 75 seats this time), carried out a high-profile campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself addressing rallies in seven Lok Sabha constituencies of Faridabad, Gurugram, Sirsa, Bhiwani-Mahendragarh, Hisar, Sonipat and Kurukshetra. Besides, Union Home Minister and BJP national president Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari also held public meetings.Low profile The Congress campaign, on the other hand, remained largely low profile led by former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, his son and ex-MP Deepender Singh Hooda and the party’s State president Kumari Selja. With the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi skipping her lone rally in Mahendragarh, former president Rahul Gandhi ended up addressing two rallies, one each in Muslim-dominated Nuh and Mahendragarh. He attacked the BJP over the current economic slowdown and for allegedly playing politics of “divide and rule”.Rejuvenated by the change in State leadership almost a month before the election, the Congress wove a narrative around the achievements of its government during the 10-year regime of Mr. Bhupender Hooda, the promises made in its manifesto and the plight of the farmers and the traders due to “wrong” policies of the BJP. The ruling party stressed on national issues such as Article 370, National Register of Citizens and the Balakot air strikes, besides highlighting the “clean and transparent” governance provided by CM Manohar Lal Khattar.Though the BJP is likely to ride the current wave of nationalism, Jat and non-Jat divide and the absence of strong rivals, the discontent among its cadre over ticket distribution and infighting could harm the party, especially in South Haryana. Though the BJP has an edge, the contest could be closer than expected, feel analysts.Led by former Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala, the Jannayak Janta Party, formed after the split in the Indian National Lok Dal in December last, remains another important political force with presence in the Jat belt, including Hisar, Jind and Kaithal. The INLD, pushed into political oblivion following the split, AAP, BSP and Swaraj India are the other political parties in the fray.Dangal-fame wrestler Babita Phogat, Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt and former Indian hockey team captain Sandeep Singh are the celebrity BJP candidates. Former two-time CM Hooda, CM Khattar and Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu are among the prominent leaders contesting the election.