Noting that the exercise to cover the entire Delhi population under the Aadhaar scheme had not been completed yet, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) election committee chairman Ramvir Singh Bidhuri has written to the Delhi Government asking for extension of the deadline for making use of Aadhaar card for availing of various services including the recently launched “Aanashree” scheme.

Mr. Bidhuri has urged that the deadline be extended till June 30. “The Delhi Government had made it mandatory from this year to use Aadhaar cards to avail various kinds of services and schemes. But nearly 60 per cent of the population in Delhi is yet to be covered by Aadhaar card scheme. The Government should launch a campaign to cover all the residents of the Capital under the Aadhaar scheme first.”

Stating that bringing in a blanket rule to use Aadhaar card now by the common man will amount to unnecessary harassment, he added: “It is important that this scheme be postponed without any further delay to prevent harassment of innocent citizens.”

Mr. Bidhuri also noted that a delegation of NCP leaders including the six councillors of South Delhi Municipal Corporation would meet Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on January 27 to seek her intervention in the matter and get the implementation of Aadhaar scheme postponed till June 30.