More schemes to be under DBT scheme in Delhi: Sheila Dikshit

Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit has said that the circle of schemes through DBT to the beneficiaries will be extended soon. She added that along with Delhi Annashree Yojna and Kerosene Free Delhi scheme the government wants to include student’s related schemes and old-age, widow and disability pension schemes under the sphere of direct benefit transfer scheme. She said that with such process the number of beneficiaries of direct benefit transfer scheme in Delhi will reach to 30 lacs. The chief minister also said that more than 95% of the total population has got Aadhaar number.

Land property cannot be sold or bought in Jharkhand state without Aadhar card. The state government has made Aadhaar mandatory for property registration in the state from January next year. An official said that the government has taken such decision to bring transparency and prevent fraud activities on properties. At present property can be registered by producing other valid documents but from January 2014 one cannot register a property without Aadhaar. Besides buyer and seller, witnesses also have to present their Aadhaar number.

UIDAI has clarified that it has not set any dress code for Aadhaar enrollment. A buzz in the media has risen regarding the dress code for people enrolling for Aadhar card at the enrollment centre. The official statement states that the only requirement is that the face of the enroller in the photograph must be clear and the enroller is free to wear any type of cloth except that it should not cover the facial portion. Many women in the country have recently tweeted that they were denied of enrollment just because they were not wearing ‘duppatta’ on their body.

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