Aadhaar is compulsory for everyone who wants to access the government services in the national capital Delhi. Yes, the state government has issued notice clarifying that the Aadhar card is mandatory from the New Year for getting access to every of the governments’ service in the state. The notice has caused shocking especially among those who have not applied for their Aadhaar number or have not received their Aadhaar card.
Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the UIDAI said that out of 1.67 crore population of the state, 1.3 crore people have already enrolled for Aadhaar out of which 1.20 crore people have been issued Aadhaar number while the remaining will be covered very soon. He was attending the launch of Delhi Government’s Annshree Yojana on Saturday.
The public notice issued by the Revenue Department and the UIDAI states that “Aadhaar card is compulsory from January 1 for access to every government service”. However, the officals have said that those people who do not have their Aadhaar number at present will be able to access the services but they will be asked to enroll for their Aadhaar number quickly to continue receiving the government services. Revenue minister Arvinder Singh also clarified that Aadhaar is not compulsory at present but people will be urged to get their Aadhaar number soon. He added that the government is trying to link as many services as possible with the Aadhaar based platform in the next few months.