The Ministry of Home Affairs (गृह मन्त्रालय) launched the electronic pass distribution portal E-Pass for operating most-essential vehicles in Nepal.
The E-Pass portal has come into operation for the public from today and the pass will be available online for the most essential vehicles that would be ferrying food items, ambulances, and mortuary. Previously the pass system was available from various Government Offices in a printed form. As lots of people started to roam around the Government offices to pass so to control the flow of public Ministry of Home Affairs started this online portal.
For other districts outside Kathmandu Valley, the District Administration Offices will only issue such pass for emergency services keeping into consideration the circumstances based on the need and evidence.
Nepal Government had started a paperless Cabinet meeting on July 27, 2018, and now the e-pass portal is another paperless initiative by the government. Also, “Nagarik App”, an all in one app for citizens with integrated government services is in action so we hope to see lots of digital initiatives from the government in the coming days. As COVID-19 has confined us in homes and we are developing a habit to go Digital with Digital Payments, Digital Banking and so on. So, e-governance is the future.
How to Apply for E-Pass?
The service seeker should fill-up the form available on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
- Visit https://epass.moha.gov.np/
- Enter Your Name, Address, Mobile Number, Area of Access
- Upload your ID: Citizenship, Voter ID, Passport, Driving License, Employee ID
- Upload your Vehicles Details and Document (Bluebook)
- Upload Supporting Documents (Hospital Document, Recommendation for Organization, etc.)
- If you are a service provider, you need you to submit your service category and valid reasons for getting the pass.