PDS, RSBY seeding process to be done with Aadhaar registration

The seeding of beneficiaries in Chhattisgarh for Public Distribution System and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna will be done during the registration for Aadhaar cards.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 28, 2014, 16:46 PM IST

Raipur: The seeding of beneficiaries in Chhattisgarh for Public Distribution System and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna will be done during the registration for Aadhaar cards.

The details of smart card issued under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) and ration card under Public Distribution System (PDS) would be enrolled at the time of registration of Aadhaar card in camps being organised for the purpose, an official statement here said today.

While preparing Aadhaar card, the smart card and ration card related information would be linked with the Aadhaar number of the beneficiary, it said.

Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand yesterday issued directives to officers in this regard during a meeting held here to review the work of Aadhaar card and linking of other schemes with it, the release said.
 

Dhand directed officials to expedite the work and also complete the work of linking Prime Minister Jan Dhan scheme, MGNREGA, social security pension and scholarship with the Aadhaar number.

Officials informed in the meeting that Aadhaar card of more than 95 lakh people have been prepared in the state so far.

Later, Dhand directed officers to increase the number of teams involved in the task to expedite the enrolment, it said.

He said that the secretaries of the gram panchayats could be recognised as verifier for the work of Aadhaar card.

Besides, he asked to deploy literacy motivators, employment assistants, employment secretaries and patwaris, for proper functioning of camps and maximum registration for Aadhaar card, the statement said.

In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary of Panchayat Department MK Raut informed that the work of seeding, to link Aadhaar card holding MGNREGA labourers with the scheme, should be completed through Rojgar Sahakayas (employment assistants).