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When I started working as the literacy advocate at the MNIC, it had no library or librarian, but it did have a few thousand disorganized books.
Per their website, MNIC's target population is "those [students] least likely to be served or wanted in other programs" (2013).
In search of an alternative means of connecting students with their local libraries, I began to see tapping into MNIC's extensive volunteer network as a way to reliably share library information with students.
Such a position, while not library-specific, does exist at MNIC: the director of student support services, who annually recruits and supervises around fifty undergraduates from local colleges to serve as one-on-one tutors to students.
This toolkit is built on the MNiC framework and contains information, evidence, key resources, examples of good practice and educational contacts to support nurses in their work with people across the lifespan, making it easy to search for evidence, policy and resources relevant to community nursing.
"After successful completion of the pilot project of biometric identity card system (MNIC), the government will cover 3,331 coastal villages and the Andaman Nicobar Islands this year under the scheme," he said.
"As far as this MNIC card is concerned, this is very useful for security purposes, and for agencies who are after these militants.
The MNIC carries a micro-chip giving full information of a person along with a photograph of the person.
The micro-chip also prevents the duplication of an MNIC, which is valid up to a period of ten years.
These MNIC cards will prove to be an effective way to keep a check on the infiltrators by segregating them from the Indian nationals.
The report further stated that other aims of the MNIC were to create a credible individual identification system, allow speedy and efficient transactions between the individual and the service provider - both government and non-government, create a user-friendly interface between the citizen and the government and facilitate improvement in the services to the people.
It said the MNIC project was completed in March last and over 12 lakh identity cards have been issued to persons above 18 years.
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- Mniszek, Marina