Sunday, 24 February 2013

Aadhaar enrolment still off the target - Source LT


The ambitious Unique Identification (UID) project is still far off the target in the district. The enrolment for getting Aadhaar card has merely touched 45 percent figure even after more than one year of its launching in the district. Besides, many citizens who had enrolled for the project one year ago, are still awaiting for the delivery of their cards. The enrolment for the project started in January 2012. The scheme which is being implemented across the country will prove very helpful in curbing many malpractices in the government scheme including misappropriation of funds, bogus beneficiaries and benefit to genuine beneficiaries to name a few. 
At present as many as 110 machines have been installed including 80 in rural parts of the district. Three agencies have been entrusted with the task of enrolment-Wakrangi, Alankit and Take Smart for the enrolment. However, the enrolment work is moving at a snail's pace. In the district the enrollments of 16.89 lakh people have been done against the total population of 36.95 lakh population in the district. Given the current progress of enrolment, it seems it will take another one year for covering the majority of population. There are many complaints about the scheme in the district. Many people who have enrolled to get the cards last year are still clueless about the cards. Some people have received the cards wherein some mistakes have surfaced on the cards. They are also in a quandary whom to approach for correction in the card. Deputy collector Manjusha Mutha, who has been appointed in the flying squad for HSC exam, could not be contacted to seek her version.

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