The UIDAI is all set to begin its second phase of enrolments for Aadhaar for 40 crore residents in April 2012. A National Level Workshop for Ecosystem partners including Registrars, Enrolment Agencies and other partners were launched at Vigyan Bhavan.
Enrolment for Aadhaar is expected to begin gradually across the country and UIDAI hopes to cover 40 crore residents in the coming 2 years with the active support and involvement of its eco-system partners. 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.
On this occasion Chairman, UIDAI, Shri Nandan Nilekani encouraged and asked the eco-system partners to actively participate in the next phase of Aadhaar enrolment, in line with the refresh strategy. The DG & MD, UIDAI, Shri RS Sharma highlighted some of the key lessons of the first phase of Aadhaar enrolment and showed the path for the next phase. The workshop was organised to take stock of various aspects of enrolments of Phase I (20 crore residents) and share with the Registrars and other partners, the "refresh strategy" before embarking on the second phase of enrolments.
Some of the highlights of the ‘Refresh Strategy’ that were discussed during the workshop were-continuation of enrolment through multi-registrars, sweep approach to cover maximum number of residents of district,state, review of master data for pin code validation, amongst others, identification and training of verifiers,introducers by Registrars, on-line appointments for enrolments, setting up of Permanent enrolment stations at district,Taluk level in states/UTs that have covered majority of their population, development of enrolment plans by Registrars and Enrolment Agencies etc.