Include Aadhaar in degrees, birth certificates: Sheila Dikshit

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has advocated the inclusion of Aadhaar number on degree and birth certificate of the individual. Dikshit all set the deadline to include all the 9 central government’s sponsored scheme under the direct cash transfer scheme by April. The state has already implemented 4 schemes through DCT from this month. She also said that about 95% enrollment will be done before March in the state. She added that the Unique Identification (UID) number or simply Aadhaar number will reduce the corruption and leakages involved in the present system. The Delhi government has already issued notice to the public informing that Aadhar card is necessary to access various services in the state. Presently Delhi is at the sixth position in terms of number of enrollments done state-wise so far in the country. According to UIDAI stats, 1.25 crore people in the state have enrolled for Aadhaar.

Oomen Chandy, Kerala Chief Minister has advised the central government to include Non Resident of India (NRI) under the purview of Aadhaar. Mr. Chandy added that NRIs can be issued Aadhaar after completion of essential process in the country.

The 2013 Skoch Foundation national award is granted to the Wardha district under the ‘ICT-based Innovation’ category for revolutionary Aadhaar-linked financial inclusion project being executed in the district.

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