These centres will help in the enrolment of six lakh individuals from the region, who are yet to register their names for Aadhaar.
According to the official figures, out of 1.02 crore residents in the Pune district, 95 per cent have already registered themselves names and received their Aadhaar cards.
“The Unique Identification Authority of India has assigned district collectors the responsibility to appoint workers at the Aadhaar registration centres to repair the machines. Soon, 148 new Aadhaar centres will come up in the district,” said Saurabh Rao, District Collector, Pune.
As of now, there are about 270 fingerprint scan machines in the district out of which 120 are non-operational. The repair cost of the machines is estimated around Rs 2,000 to 30,000. The expenditure will be incurred by the District Collector’s Office, Pune.