UIDAI sets a target of 60 crore Aadhaar by 2014 end

The UIDAI has set a target of enrolment for 60 crore people for Aadhaar Numbers till end of the next year. Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, UIDAI said this while addressing at the Mindmine Summit 2013 in New Delhi on Thursday. He said that when the project began our target was to enrol 60 crore people of this country by end of 2014 and so far UIDAI has already issued over 31 crore Aadhaar numbers. He added that every direct benefit transfer scheme is based on Aadhaar platform. The government has already started Aadhaar based direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme in 43 districts within 3 months in the country and such type of implementation will help in reducing irregularities.

The Shimla district administration has increased the number of counters setup for Aadhaar enrolment after seeing problems faced by the people coming for enrolment. The administration setup 4 biometric counters and 1 enquiry counter on Sunday. The administration has also directed for new hoardings so that people can come to know about the correct information. The enrolling company has taken the decision that those who have enrolled for Aadhaar before April 1, 2012 but still have not received their Aadhaar letters will need to enrol again. Aadhar card has also been mandatory in schools and colleges due to which huge crowd gathers everyday at the enrolment centres. Administration has also started token facility at the enrolment camps for people’s facility. Police personnel were also deployed at the centre earlier to prevent any type of argument between people and the staff workers. The state government has also made Aadhaar mandatory for obtaining ration card.

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