Enrollment process for Aadhaar numbers begins in capital

Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 22:47

New Delhi: The much awaited enrollment
process for Aadhaar numbers to be issued by the Unique
Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) began on Thursday in the
city.

Three registration centres for enrolling names of
citizens and collecting their bio-metric data have been made
operational in South West Delhi.

A total of 15 machines have been installed at three
centres in Surhera, Mitraon and Dichaon Kalan villages of
Najafgarh sub-division, officials said.

They said more such centres will soon be set up in
Najafgarh.

Upon registering for Aadhaar, residents will go through
a biometric scanning of ten fingerprints and iris.

They will then be photographed and given an enrollment
number upon completion. After completion of the exercise,
residents will be issued an Aadhaar number.

The city residents are likely to get the Aadhaar numbers
from October onwards.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit earlier this week had
chaired a high-level meeting to review progress of the entire
process.

Officials said the Chief Minister will write a letter to
each and every family of the city seeking their cooperation in
the enrollment exercise.

Last week, UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani had met
Dikshit and requested her to expedite the process of
enrollment of people for the database.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 22:47

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