Aadhaar coverage in Chandigarh above 95 per cent: UT official

Published: 13th June 2013 08:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2013 08:43 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Chandigarh has achieved enrolment of 95 per cent of its population for the Aadhaar scheme and clocked the highest number of direct cash transfers to beneficiaries through use of the unique identity card, officials here said today.

Out of 43 pilot districts in India, Chandigarh has recorded highest number of transactions under the Centre's Direct Benefit Transfer scheme with an amount of Rs 3 crore distributed amongst around 17,000 beneficiaries, UT adviser KK Sharma said in a release here.

These include funds from both the central government and the UT administration, the release added.

IT secretary Prerna Puri, meanwhile, said that a sum of Rs 4.62 crore has been approved for integrating Aadhaar with schemes under the three departments of Social Welfare, Education and Chandigarh Housing Board.

She also stated that with a view to utilising the demographic data collected as part of the Aadhaar scheme, a data hub would be set up in Chandigarh to enable various departments to verify and tally the records.

In due course, the schemes of the departments of Food and Civil Supplies, Registering and Licensing Authority and Property Registration, too, would be integrated with Aadhaar, she added.

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