UIDAI ask states to shift Aadhaar enrollment centres to govt premises

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The Aadhaar issuing authority Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked states to shift all enrolments to government or municipal premises from external sites by September.

The move will affect 25,000 active enrollment centres across India and ensure that they come under direct supervision of the verified government authorities.

It has been initiated to curb overcharging by private operators.Post this development the enrolment and updation of Aadhaar can be closely monitored by the government.

Reportedly, UIDAI’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ajay Bhushan Pandey, has written to the states asking them to identify centres within the government premises for enrolment and updation activities of Aadhaar latest by July 31.

UIDAI has notified the process of shifting enrollment operations to such centres should be completed by August 31, 2017.

“There are times when people find it difficult to locate enrollment centres and many times they complain to us. Or they may go to a centre and find it closed. At times, there are complaints of overcharging,” said Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), UIDAI.

UIDAI is the nodal body responsible for rolling out Aadhaar, the 12-digit biometric identification number, to all residents. Aadhaar has been issued to more than 115 crore people till date.

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