Directs for setting up additional enrollment centers
SRINAGAR, NOV 30: In order to ensure easy access to people for Aadhaar enrolment, Minister for Information Technology and Technical Education Imran Raza Ansari today directed for timelines to be adhered to for enrolment of left-out population.
The Minister said this while chairing a meeting of the Information Technology Department convened to review the progress made regarding Aadhaar enrolment for the population of the state.
It was informed in the meeting that the department has disbursed money to the executing agencies for procurement of additional enrollment devices and training of the manpower.
Taking note of the progress, Ansari directed officers for setting up of additional centres for ease to general public and assured that additional machinery will be dispatched on priority.
He also directed the nodal agency to maintain special focus on enrolment of children with physical disabilities so that they can avail benefits of various state and central sponsored schemes.
The Minister also directed the officers to set up a monitoring committee to curb the cases of overcharging by private operators for enrollment and upgradation of Aadhaar.
“Concerned officers must take a serious note of these cases and should shift Aadhaar centres in various government offices like Municipality, Banks, DC offices, Tehsil offices, Post Offices to make the enrollment process more convenient and hassle-free for the public” the Minister said.
Further, the Minister directed concerned officers to tighten the grip over these private agencies to curb overcharging and ensure that services are performed strictly as per prescribed norms.
Secretary, Information Technology, Saugat Biswas, assured the Minister that directions will be followed on priority and all Deputy Commissioners will be informed for making Aadhaar enrollment process public friendly manner.