One of India’s leading banks, Bank of India (BOI), has presented Aadhaar number linked Dhan (Money) Aadhar Card. The specialty of this card is that besides the UID number it also consists of photograph of its holder and can be used in many types of transactions as well. According to the bank, payments under various Direct Benefit Transfer scheme from government can be received through this card. It can also be used like the ATM card is used. Besides this it can also be used in purchasing items, micro-ATM machines and Point-of-Sale (POS).
Krishna Tirath, Central Women and Child Development Minister, while distributing this card to the beneficiaries of Annashree Yojana said that payment of Annashree Yojana, MNREGA, old-age pension and other central and state government schemes can be easily received through this card. During a BOI function in Rohini she said that this card will be useful for those people who do not have adequate access to banking facilities. As a consequence of this it will be beneficial in the overall development. A bank official said that BOI is country’s first bank to provide Aadhaar number linked card to people.
The state government of Maharashtra has decided to make Aadhar card mandatory for teaching and non-teaching staff employees of the state. Aadhar card will be mandatory for these employees to receive monthly payment from the month of August. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan declared this protocol after a review meeting with UIDAI chief Nandan Nilekani. He directed the officials to stop salaries of those employees who do not have obtained their Aadhaar number.
Faridabad district administration has decided to make few Aadhaar enrollment camps in the district as permanent enrollment centers. At present only Sector-12 enrollment centre has been made permanent one. Soon permanent centers can be setup at other places as well. Aadhaar enrollment work is underway in the district through temporary camps at different locations. Because of insufficient information people have to suffer problems in finding an enrollment camp. This is the reason why administration is planning to make few permanent centers in the district to prevent people from distresses.