Delhi govt orders expediting enrolment for Aadhar

Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 18:54

New Delhi: Not satisfied with pace of
enrolment for Adhaar number, Delhi government on Friday directed
the agencies concerned to expedite the process.

Revenue Minister AK Walia reviewed implementation of the
scheme in the city and strictly told all agencies concerned to
speed up the enrolment process.
Officials said that out of total population of 1.67
crore, bio-metric details of 95 lakh people have been
collected so far while Adhaar numbers have been generated in
respect of 43 lakh people.

The government has hired private agencies to collect
bio-metric data and registration of citizens for issuance of
Adhaar numbers.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioners
(Revenue) of all districts besides senior officials of
concerned departments.

He also instructed the departments to exhort the people
to come out for their enrolment so that all residents of the
city could be provided with the Aadhar number.

Aadhaar is a 12-digit number which the Unique
Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is issuing for all
residents in India. The UIDAI is storing basic demographic and
biometric information - photograph, ten fingerprints and eye
scan - of each individual, being issued the number, in a
central database.

Walia said government would use the Adhaar database to
identify actual beneficiaries for various schemes and plug the
loopholes in the PDS as well as in implementing some other
schemes.

He particularly expressed unhappiness over implementation
of the scheme in West, East and South districts.
Officials said a total of 16,79,845 people have been
enrolled in North-West district while Adhaar numbers have
been generated in respect of 5,81,066.

In South-West District, 13,51,019 people were enrolled
and 6,19,663 were issued the numbers while in North-East
14,79,840 people have been enrolled and 93,755 were given the
number.

In Central district, the number of people enrolled is
3,88,730 while Adhaar numbers have been generated in respect
of 2,82,390. A total of 1,10,804 people were enrolled in New
Delhi while 79,321 were issued the number.

In North district, 4,27,864 people were enrolled and
1,75,360 were issued the numbers.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 18:54

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