Administration launches special drive to distribute 4,03,645 cards before April 15

The Chittoor district administration launched a special drive to complete the distribution of Aadhaar cards to all the eligible persons before April 15, as the government is said to be keen on implementing from that date its much-hyped and much-delayed Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) scheme. Under the scheme, the pensions, scholarships and such other social security benefits meant for the eligible persons would be directly deposited in the Aadhaar-linked bank accounts.

According to the District Supply Officer G. Vijayarani, out of 7,38,062 Aadhaar cards to be distributed in the district, only 3,34,417 persons were issued the cards so far while the remaining 4,03,645 has been targeted to be covered before April 15, the deadline set for the task and for the launch of the DCT scheme. It was to expedite the Aadhaar distribution work that the district administration has not only set up additional counters at different places but also equipped them with sufficient number of units with all the accessories to complete the task on a war footing.

The DSO has appealed to the public to make use of the special counters to secure their Aadhaar cards by submitting all the requisite papers and data and to collect the receipt (provisional certificate) from the counters.

Since the regular Aadhaar cards would be distributed to the public only 45 days after they enrolled themselves for the card at the special counters, the students and beneficiaries of social security pensions etc, have been advised to show the provisional certificate at their banks concerned and get the Aadhaar-linked accounts opened in their names before April 15.