The draft law on citizens’ identification was put on the table as the National Assembly Standing Committee convened its 29th session in Hanoi on July 14.

Provisions in the draft law include the establishment of a national archive on population and the issuance of 12-digit personal identity cards, as part of a scheme to simplify administrative procedures and documents related to population management for the 2013-2020 period.

Legislators also shared views on whether to issue identity cards to the new-borns, both natives and foreigners, or whether to save information about medical or social insurance in the process.

NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung asked units concerned to collect feedback on the draft law.

He said the meeting is meant to consider several key bills, making it easier to put the 2013 Constitution into practice.

Also in the morning, lawmakers exchanged ideas about the draft law on residence.-VNA