MUMBAI: In addition to other benefits linked to the Aadhar card, the government is considering linking a resident’s driving license as well. Currently, an Aadhar card (UID) is linked to benefits such as scholarships, pensions, LPG identification, and job cards.
Aadhar Cards in 59% of Maharashtra
Since the Aadhar program launched in 2010, 6.6 crore of the 11.23 crore population in Maharashtra have received their Aadhar card. "We have geared up our entire machinery. Besides 4,000 machines in operation, the state government is in the process of procuring 2,000 more machines. We will be able to provide the cards to maximum people before March 31, 2014," Ajay Bhushan Pandey, deputy director general, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
MANGALORE: Four new Aadhar card registration centers are scheduled to open in Dakshina Kannada district to complete the Aadhar project in the region. 50% of the 20,83,625 people who live in the district have completed the registration process for the Aadhar card as of July 11th.
UIDAI Asks Residents to Re-Enroll
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced that any residents of India who applied for an Aadhar card prior to April 1, 2012 should re-enroll. This statement comes after hundreds, possibly thousands of residents have been waiting well over a year to receive their Aadhar cards.
An End to Aadhar Card Scams?
VANDODARA: An honest citizen has come forward to expose another scam surrounding the Aadhar card. Indravadan Rathod, a resident of the Tarsali area, did the right thing by surprising a ward office of Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC), handling Aadhar registrations, with a team of media personnel and described how he was told he could bypass the usual wait time and registration process if he paid extra money.
A new building is scheduled to be completed in Bangalore in 2014. This new building will hold a new Aadhar registration office and is unique in that it will be constructed to withstand both man-made and natural disasters like terrorist attacks, floods, and earthquakes. The first of its kind, the building will house sensitive digital information including the fingerprints and iris scans, among other data, from applicants of the Aadhar Card registration process.
Have You Received Your Aadhar Card Yet?