Puri is famous for high tide sea-beach and world-famous Lord Jagannath Temple. There are many sevayatas inside temple and in modern times due to security reasons police forces from outside has been deployed in order to secure area in and outside Lord Jagannath Temple. Most of them could not recognize sevayatas and some times outside people in the guise of sevayatas intrude into temple and for this issuance of identity cards to sevayata is a welcome step and way forward.
In order to have eligibility for identity card the person must be from sevayata family and these identity cards to be issued on the behalf of nijogs of sevayatas. There are in total 36 nijogs in jagannath temple of puri and probably it is to be issued to male persons and am not sure but along with male sevayats the female sevayata to be allowed inside premises of Puri temple.
Most of times apart from pallia sevayatas there are occasions when other sevayatas who are engaged in other professions and they come to temple during holidays but recognizing them becomes difficult due to most of outside police as well as some of the younger police of temple not able to recognize them and then begins the process of confusions and arguments and in this way issuance of identity cards from nijog itself then proper recognition of persons from nijog itself make the entire process nice and proper.
What it makes most worth program that the responsibility comes up with issuance from nijog as they ultimately recognize people out from them, and this makes the process entirely authentic. It should have been done way before as this is a much needed program as most of times the confusion and argument comes from not recognizing the original sevayatas by police either from state and from temple and this is the much needed process to recognize them and makes the entire process smoother and well established way to create the entire process smother and create the congenital atmosphere during every day and during car festival too.