Only 95 lakh of Delhi's 1.67 crore population enrolled so far: Minister
With only 95 lakh people out of a total population of about 1.67 crore in Delhi having been enrolled under the Aadhaar Unique Identification (UID) scheme thus far, Delhi Revenue Minister A.K. Walia on Friday reviewed the progress of enrolment and subsequent generation and directed the officials to speed up the entire process.
In a meeting attended by the Deputy Commissioners (Revenue), Additional District Magistrates and senior officers from all other departments concerned, Dr. Walia spoke about the need to expedite the process as people were desperately looking forward to the benefits of the scheme.
Dr. Walia said the Unique ID numbers will provide people with an identity and unique identification with a separate number. “The UID number will prove to be beneficial in availing various services being offered by the government agencies and will also help in identifying duplication in the process. The number will have all records and would help in retrieving iris and fingerprint details,” he added.
‘Work with caution'
All the agencies involved have also been instructed to work with due care and caution as far as the enrolment process is concerned. Dr. Walia urged the people get enrolled at the earliest so that all the residents of Delhi could be provided Aadhar numbers.
The meeting was told that out of the 1,67,53,235 population of Delhi, about 95 lakh people have been enrolled and UID numbers have been generated in respect of 43 lakh persons.
As per the latest status report, as on November 23 the progress in the West, East and South Districts was “not satisfactory”.
The meeting was told that in North-West District 16,79,845 persons have been enrolled whereas UID numbers have been generated in respect of 5,81,066 persons; in South-West District, the figure is 13,51,019 and 6,19,663; in North-East District, it is 14,79,840 and 93,755; in Central District, the figure is 3,88,730 and 2,82,390; in New Delhi it is 1,10,804 and 79,321; and in North District it was 4,27,864 and 1,75,360 respectively.