Aadhaar Phase-II to begin this month

New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India on Tuesday said it will commence its second phase of Aadhaar enrolments for 40 crore residents this month and hopes to complete the process in the next two years.

"UIDAI is all set to begin its second phase of enrolments for Aadhaar for 40 crore residents in April 2012 and hopes to cover 40 crore residents in the coming 2 years, " the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said in a statement.

In a bid to complete the enrolment process efficiently, the authority organised a workshop where it discussed issues related to continuation of enrolment through multi-registrars and sweep approach to cover maximum number of residents of district/state.

The authority is also planning to set up permanent enrolment stations at district/taluk level in states that have covered majority of their population.

It will also ask its registrars to launch special social inclusion drives to cover marginalised sections of society.

The Cabinet Committee on UIDAI had approved the continuation of Aadhaar enrolments by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) through multiple Registrars for an additional 40 crore residents in January, this year.

The authority has already completed the enrolment of 20 crore residents in March.