With 85 per cent of enrolment for Unique Identity (UID) in Mysore and Tumkur completed, the stage is now set for starting the process in Gulbarga and Belgaum divisions by the end of this month, said Ashok Dalwai, Deputy Director-General of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Speaking at the launch of India Post's tie-up with UIDAI for the enrolment process here on Friday, he said that the target is to cover “nearly the entire population” of the State by March, 2012. He said that large-scale enrolment in Bangalore will begin in about a month, with the tender process currently on. Even as enrolments in a sweep across the State will happen in a phased way, people in Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka can walk into any of the 236 identified post offices and enrol themselves. Nine of these post offices are in Bangalore. Nearly 18 lakh people in Karnataka have been given Aadhar numbers, while 40 lakh have enrolled for UID. Starting October, the target all over India will be to enrol one million people a day.

Mr. Dalwai said that social inclusion is the biggest strength of the UID project, with the process being biometric-based rather than demographic-based.

Aadhar can be the anchor for service-delivery system, which will mean a paradigm shift in the entire administrative domain by bringing in transparency.

Token system

Vasumitra, Postmaster General, said that people can walk into the identified post offices for enrolment. With each enrolment taking about 10 minutes, they are contemplating issuing tokens for people who wish to register.

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