Karnataka

Aadhaar enrolment made easy

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launching the e-administration and Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centre in Mysuru on Wednesday.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launching the e-administration and Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centre in Mysuru on Wednesday.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

Getting an Aadhaar card just became easier with the State government’s Centre for e-Governance teaming up with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to launch permanent Aadhaar enrolment centres in the State.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the facility at MysoreOne, a citizen service centre, in Gokulam here on Wednesday.

With this, residents of Indian origin can walk into the centre and register for Aadhaar.

Later, in his address, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that permanent Aadhaar enrolment centres would come up in Nadakacheris and citizen services’ centres like BangaloreOne, and MysoreOne in the first phase.

Second phase in panchayats

Enrolment centres would be set up in 5,600 gram panchayats in the second phase (expected to be after panchayat elections), he disclosed.

The Chief Minister said 78 percent of the State’s population had been covered under Aadhaar, and added that enrolment was launched on pilot basis in Mysuru and Tumakuru five years ago. The enrolment was launched in other districts in 2011.

Claiming that Aadhaar was “tamper-proof”, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that benefits and subsidies of some government schemes had been linked to Aadhaar to reach out to genuine beneficiaries.

Cash benefits are transferred directly to bank accounts of the beneficiaries who have linked their Aadhaar numbers to prevent any misuse.

The Chief Minister said those who had been previously left out of Aadhaar coverage, can make use of the permanent centres for enrolment.

Appeal to citizens

“On behalf of the State government, I am making an appeal for Aadhaar enrolment,” he said. In total, 777 Nadakacheris, 50 centres of BangaloreOne and 38 centres of KarnatakaOne (in cities like Mysuru, Hubli-Dharwad, Belagavi and so on) will have permanent enrolment centres.

Minister in-charge of Mysuru district V. Srinivas Prasad; Vasu, MLA; and senior officials from e-Governance and the UIDAI were present.


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