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Register for Aadhaar at your doorstep in Mumbai, for a fee

Last Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 10:14

Mumbai: If you haven’t yet registered for your Aadhaar card, you could soon get this done right at your doorstep. All this, for a price, of course.

The state administration plans to deploy registration agents on two-wheelers at the doorstep of people who want the service of registering for an Aadhar card.

The registration staff will carry portable equipment to carry out the registration process and the citizen need not go anywhere to get his Aadhar card.

A minimal fee will be charged and the entire registration process will be completed by the registration agent from a private agency which will be appointed by the government.

This ‘at-your-doorstep’ service is bound to help those who are hardpressed for time, the old and infirm who have not yet been able to step out to get the registration done.

“We are examining ways to reach out to those who are yet to register for the UID cards by sending registering staff to the homes of people, who do not have time and energy to go to a centre and register themselves. We will charge a minimal fee to cover the cost of sending the staff to the home,” said the official from the administration department.

The official added that elderly persons and those who are ailing could possibly be rendered this service free of cost.

The state has sought the services of private agencies, which are ready to carry out the task of delivering the services of registration, at doorsteps. “We are waiting for agencies to come forward and offer services,” said Information Technology department secretary Rajesh Agarwal.

But no agency has come forward to take up the job. “If nobody comes forward, we might start the services with our own staff initially,” said an official from the state information technology department.

So far, the Unique Identification Number (UID) card registrations was carried out in housing societies and even among corporate houses for bulk registration.

However, as the number of registrations are decreasing, the state UID authorities are planning to offer doorstep registration services.

DNA/ Sanjeev Devasia

First Published: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 10:14

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