Process of issuing Aadhaar Cards to initiate from March in Kampur
During the meeting held at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office in Kampur, the committee members have green signaled to commence the work of issuing Aadhaar cards only after 15 March 2018 in Kampur. Kamal Kumar Baishya, Deputy Commissioner of Kampur district, chaired the meeting. “The deadline to complete the Aadhaar-related work stated by the Central Government is 21 December 2018,” said the District Development Commissioner and the Member Secretary of the Committee of Aadhaar.
Though the Central Government had already allocated 66 centers for Aadhaar cards throughout the district of Kampur, in the recently held meeting, the committee members determined to accelerate the total number of Aadhaar card centers to 123. The committee members further decided to commence Aadhaar card centers at the Block Development Office, the Town Committee Office and the Gaon Panchayats office. One administrative assistant and two operators shall be allocated to each of these Aadhaar Card Centers, the officials confirmed.
12 February 2018
Bokaro Head Post Office gets Aadhaar Enrollment Centre
Sukriti Gupta SSP (postal) Dhanbad, inaugurated an Aadhaar Enrollment Centre at the Bokaro Head Post Office on Tuesday. On the occasion of the inaugural day, over 10 people were enrolled for Aadhaar.
Gupta stated that the postal departments have been authorized by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to provide various Aadhaar related services. All the post offices will see the enrollment facility in the future, Gupta added.
The post office already provides Aadhaar updating facilities. Furthermore, the Postal department is working on selecting more post offices to start the Aadhaar enrollment service.
7 February 2018
Private Agencies Stopping Aadhaar Enrollment
The decision to hand-over all the Aadhaar related work to post offices and government agencies is enforcing many of the private agencies to shut down their centres. At Kolkata, this transition have bought in piles of work for the government bodies, as the last day for the centes to operate is 31 December 2017.
However, the regime has turned out to be painful for many as the systems are still not in place. Individuals who are trying to update the card and calling the banks or government bodies are not getting any response. In fact, the centre has approved a sum of Rs.2,000 crore for setting up Aadhaar centres in post offices. To facilitate the Aadhaar services across 24,000 post offices and 12,000 government banks, it will take a little while.
16 November 2017
Inauguration of Aadhaar Enrollment Centre at Peddapalli Collectorate
A new Aadhaar card enrollment centre has been opened up at Peddapalli Collectorate. The present collector in-charge S Prabhakar Reddy inaugurated the centre at the administrative building. He addressed the gathering saying Aadhaar card is mandatory and everyone in the district should enroll for it to avail the benefits of government scheme.
Although there are abundant Aadhaar centres but residents often struggle to figure out the location. To help all easily recognize an enrollment centre the state’s IT department has decided to open a centre at the collectorate of every district. The centre will be operational from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. In case of any Aadhaar correction, users can pay Rs. 25 and do the needful.
8 November 2017
Aadhaar Card License Detained for a Centre in Gaindi Khata Village
On October 28th , the UIDAI has cancelled the Aadhaar card license of a center located in Gaindi Khata Village of Haridwar. The drastic step was taken by unique identification authority of India after it noticed that the Aadhaar card issued to nearly 800 residents had wrong information in it. This has come as a shocker for the residents of van gujjar basti in Gaindi Khata village. All most all the Aadhaar cards are reported to have 1st January as the date of birth. However, the villagers confirmed that they had of submitted their ration cards and voter ID cards.
This incidence has landed the villagers in a deep problem as they are not able to avail any government scheme now. UIDAI has also announced strict action against the center as it didn’t have the proper record of documents and had irregularities in functioning.
4 November 2017
Aadhaar enrollment to begin in Assam after 3 years
The government has finally decided to begin the Aadhaar enrollment process in Assam. The Aadhaar enrollment was stopped three years ago after issuing Aadhaar to a limited number of people. Congress was not so keen on pushing this initiative to all the districts so only a handful of places could get their hands on the invaluable Aadhaar card. Now the BJP-led government is planning to ensure that all the places in Assam can have access to an Aadhaar enrollment center. Compared to the ratio of 90% of citizens enrolling for Aadhaar throughout India, Assam is lagging behind in securing a large churn out of Aadhaar enrollments compared to the neighboring states itself. The administration department of Assam will be responsible for carrying out the enrollment process and the home department will ensure thorough monitoring of the entire process. The government will be working towards launching enrollment centers in Assam and the notifications will be sent out to the citizens for details related to Aadhaar enrollment centers, timings, fees, documents, etc.
29 May 2017
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.
27 December 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.
28 November 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.
21 November 2016