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Collector unhappy with pace of Aadhar enrolment

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‘2.5 lakh people are still to be brought under the coverage’

Collector G. Vanimohan speaking at a meeting on enrolment for Aadhar cards in Eluru on Thursday.- Photo: A. V. G. Prasad
Collector G. Vanimohan speaking at a meeting on enrolment for Aadhar cards in Eluru on Thursday.- Photo: A. V. G. Prasad

Collector G. Vanimohan on Thursday expressed displeasure over the reported poor progress in enrolment under the Aadhar programme. Speaking at a meeting with officials from different departments, she said the official machinery was still due to bring 2.5 lakh people under the coverage of Aadhar. The seeding of Aadhar cards failed to happen even in one per cent of the people enrolled so for.

The slow pace in the process was quite likely to become an impediment for the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme to take off in the district, she pointed out.

As it is proposed to introduce the DBT scheme in the district shortly, the rank and file of the official machinery should play a key role in issue of the Aadhar cards and their seeding (integration with the bank accounts) on a war-footing in association with bankers.

The Collector sought cooperation from the bankers in this regard.

R. Mallikarjuna Rao, Joint Director, Department of Social Welfare, on Thursday informed that his department is taking measures to bring all the 1 lakh students receiving SC, BC, ST and Minority welfare scholarships in the district under the coverage of the Aadhar scheme within a fortnight.

Speaking at a meeting here, he said Aadar cards were already given to 20,000 students and the remaining students would be covered on a fast pace.

Even as the educational institutes were scheduled to reopen in the first week of June, the Social Welfare department was considering proposals to establish Aadar enrolment centres at the institutes which have more than 500 students each to accelerate the process.


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