Gujarat government to speed up Aadhaar enrollment: Narendra Modi

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has joined the preparations to provide cheap ration to poor people under the Food Security Bill program. This program will benefit 3.64 crore people of the state. Modi also reviewed the Aadhar card scheme under which out of 1.58 crore Aadhaar enrollers, 1.24 crore enrollers have been issued Aadhaar number. State Government will increase the number of enrollment agencies from 7 to 35 so that all the needy people can get their Aadhar cards in the next 3 months. The Food Security Bill program will provide benefits to 2.48 crore rural and 1.15 crore urban poor people.

District administration of Jamshedpur district has started an initiative of running mobile camps in villages for Aadhaar enrollment. These mobile camps are being run in at least 15 Panchayats and after finishing of the work these camps would be run in other Panchayats. Besides this the number of machines will also be increased by 30. Preparations for DBT in the district are in full swing. Job cards under MNREGA scheme are being linked with Aadhaar card. Bank accounts of job card holders are also being linked with Aadhaar number. Similar to this, along with old-age pension and widow pension, bank accounts of other pensioners are also being opened up. Bank accounts of scholarship beneficiaries are also to be opened up and linked with Aadhaar number. Beginning of Aadhar card of BPL beneficiaries is also in progress. At present a total of 120 machines are in operation. DC reviewed the progress of UID on Saturday and told that he has sent the proposal to administration to provide 30 more machines to the district.

A case of rigged has once again come up front in Aadhar card enrollment. This time the matter is from Karoli village of Rewari district of Haryana where people are being charged for enrollment form. At one end where the agency is making irregularities, at othe end people are also being charged illegally. Company is charging Rs.25 per enrollment form from the people. The interesting fact is that despite department and administration knowledge about this, no action is being taken against the company. When people came to know that they are being charged illegally, they created a furor. They have also complained to the district collector to investigate into this matter.

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