Friday, April 6, 2012

Aadhaar cards ability 15 lakh citizens

Residents of the accompaniment basic accept assuredly started accepting their Unique Identification (UID) cards alike as the action to enrol names of new recipients has been abeyant for the time being.

Over 15 lakh association in the state, including four lakh in Patna, accept so far accustomed the cards, afterwards a delay of about eight months back they enrolled their names for the character proof. Till February 15, about 30 lakh had enrolled their names.

Though sources in the General Post Office (GPO), Patna, said the cards were actuality accomplished from December aftermost year, best association in the accompaniment basic said they accustomed the cards in the accomplished fortnight.

“I had activated for the agenda at the Mauryalok annex of IDBI in December 2011. The agenda was delivered at my home aftermost week. The UID card, I think, is bigger than all added identification cards like Permanent Account Cardinal (PAN) agenda and authorization because it can be acclimated as a affidavit for all types of identification requirements. It is a complete package,” said Apurv Sidharth, a citizen of Boring Canal Road and an architect with Merchant Navy.

UID — a 12-digit alone identification cardinal — is a much-anticipated arrangement aimed at accouterment an alone with a accepted identity. The agenda can be utilised for over 600 casework in the country. The agenda is abundant in appeal amid those gluttonous allowances of amusing abundance schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA). The Unique Character Authority of India (UIDAI) has, however, abeyant enrolment for Aadhaar, the pet name for the project, beyond the country because of the huge excess in commitment of UID cards.

“The ambition to enrol 20 crore bodies by March 31, 2012, in the aboriginal appearance of the UID activity beyond the country was met by the end of January. But it was begin that cards were delivered to alone eight crore applicants. As a result, the Union government issued a notification to abutting all enrolment centres beyond the country from February 15 till added notification. This was done to bright the commitment excess afore the alpha of the additional appearance of enrolment,” Anil Kumar, director, business development (technology and marketing), GPO Patna, told The Telegraph on Thursday.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Enrolments for Aadhaar Card in Phase-II start this month

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.