Aadhaar enrolment affected as centres yet to install GPS device

April 04, 2017 01:01 am | Updated 01:01 am IST - MANGALURU

The Aadhaar enrolment centre in Kadri, Mangaluru, was closed for want of GPS connection on Monday, causing inconvenience to people who came for enrolment.

The Aadhaar enrolment centre in Kadri, Mangaluru, was closed for want of GPS connection on Monday, causing inconvenience to people who came for enrolment.

Delay in attaching GPS device to the mobile Aadhaar enrolment kits has affected enrolment done using these kits as Unique Identification Authority of India has said any enrolment done without the GPS device will attract fine of ₹ 25 for each transaction.

There are 23 mobile Aadhaar enrolment kits allotted to the Janaspandana Kendra in the office of the Deputy Commissioner, the Child Development Project Office, the offices of MLA J.R. Lobo and MLC Ivan D’Souza and other government departments across the district.

One mobile kit has been given to a private agency in Kadri in Mangaluru. All these units had to get the GPS device.

Following the directive that fine will be imposed, the private agency in Kadri that had failed to install GPS device suspended operations on Monday, causing inconvenience to people who had come for enrolment. The unit operators were forced to issue tokens for future dates to people before shutting down operations for a temporary period.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner K.G. Jagadeesha ordered purchase of GPS devices. “We have taken action to buy GPS devices and they will be installed in the next few days,” Mr. Jagadeesha said and added that Aadhaar enrolment at the Janaspandana Kendra and the other 22 places will continue.

The Centre for E-Governance, Karnataka, on March 20 wrote to all Deputy Commissioners asking them to buy GPS devices for the mobile enrolment kits.

The State government has sanctioned ₹ 2,500 for each GPS device.

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