The Aadhaar Card is one of the important documents in India, which can be used for availing benefits from different government schemes and for other purposes such as opening a bank account, applying for gas connection, etc.
To make it easy for the Indian citizens to apply for Aadhaar cards, the UIDAI has opened several Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres in the country. These centres are present in almost all the regions and are run by registrars appointed by the UIDAI.
Steps to find Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centre:
The UIDAI has listed the addresses of all its Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres on its website, making it very easy and quick for people to locate the centre that is closest to them. Mentioned below are the steps using which people can find the nearest enrolment centre:
- Visit the online resident portal of UIDAI. It is also known as the Aadhaar Kiosk.
- Click on ‘Locate Enrolment Centre’.
- In the ‘Search Criteria’, use the drop down menus to do the following:
- Select your state or union territory.
- Choose your city or district.
- Choose your area or locality.
- If you want to search for permanent centres only, then you can click on the grey box present next to that option to select it.
- If you want to search for centres that have online enrolment facility, then you can click on the grey box present next to that option to select it.
- Click on ‘Search’.
The search results will provide you with the list of centres in your area along with their contact details. The start and closing date will also be mentioned in the results. Through the UIDAI portal, people can also book appointments for UID enrolment. When you visit the centre to apply for the card, do not forget to carry all the required documents that includes address proof, id proof, etc.
If you do not find your state or union territory (UT) listed in the drop down menu, it may be because some states/UT in India fall under the National Population Register (NPR). NPR registration includes Aadhaar card registration as well. People who stay in the NPR states/UTs can visit the Census website of the Indian Government to locate the Permanent Enrolment Centre that is nearest to them.
States/UT under NPR:
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Dadra and Nagar Haveli
- Jammu & Kashmir
- West Bengal
- Tamil Nadu
News about Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centre
Education department to hold camps for aadhar enrolment of students
The school education department will hold special camps for aadhaar enrolment of students between the age group of 5 and 15 with the UIDAI. The district-level educational authorities will arrange at least 2 camps in each school. As per the official data, 83% students belonging to the said age group have aadhaar cards. Special nodal officers will be designated to oversee the progress of aadhaar enrolment. Scholarships and other school benefits meant for students may get linked with UIDAI registration in the future.
27th December 2016
344 Aadhar Enrolment Centres shut down in J&K
In a surprising move, the Registrar General of India recently ordered 344 Aadhar card Enrolment Centres in the state of Jammu and Kashmir to stop operations. These Enrolment Centres catered to residents from the state, helping them make new Aadhar cards and make any corrections/modifications to details in existing ones. According to official estimates from the government, around 90% of the state’s population has Aadhar cards, but reports on the ground indicate that a large percentage of people are yet to get them, and shutting these centres could be inconvenient to thousands.
According to the government, the centres were closed as the contracts of the two private agencies who were handling these centres expired, and new contracts would soon be drawn up. At present, the move has left over 700 people working at these centres without a job, with officials stating that the government is working towards a solution very soon. If reports are to be believed, the centres should be functioning in about two weeks, after new contracts are signed.
21st November 2016
Jharkhand government to conduct Aadhar enrolment campaign
With Aadhar becoming more relevant with each passing day, the government of Jharkhand is all set to roll out a special campaign to ensure that everyone in the state is registered. The campaign will be held in all districts across the state, with anganwadi sevikas and Aadhar enrolment agencies being used to reach people. The Chief Secretary of the state will monitor the developments through periodic reports.
Jharkhand currently has around 95.21% penetration when it comes to Aadhar generation, with the major problem area being unregistered children. The move could see Aadhar being generated from hospitals, right at the birth of a child. In addition, the anganwadi sevikas will have the task of coordinating with post offices to collect and distribute Aadhar cards. Manpower requirements will be met by selecting over 10,387 poshan sakhis in multiple districts.
28th November 2016