The state government has chalked out plans to set up a Permanent Aadhaar Enrolment Centre (PAEC) in each of the 23 districts of the state as the central government’s project aims to provide a unique identity number to each citizen of the country.
At present, the second phase of enrolment programme is going on in eight districts in the state. The project, registration of Aadhaar card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), will be completed by March next year.
Following central government orders, the civil supplies department has given work orders to Infronics Systems Ltd and Sreeven Infocom Ltd to set up adequate number of PAECs across the state, commissioner of civil supplies Harpreet Singh told Express.
“We are setting up PAECs in all the 23 districts across the state according to the need for people who are without an Aadhar card, for the new generation or to correct the errors crept in in the process of enrolment,” he said. The programme is being funded by the UIDAI.
Those who enrolled in the first phase but not received the cards have to re-enrol. Also those who did not enrol in districts where the programme was taken up have to enrol now.
The civil supplies department has set up 15 PAECs in Hyderabad and 25 in East Godavari district and is going to set up some more in Chittoor and Anantapur districts in a week and in all other districts soon.
Government officials will adopt the Aadhaar card as basis for all government schemes, including pension and scholarship, once the entire population is covered by the scheme. The card can be used to buy rations from fair price shops and for several other purposes. Biometric system will be used to prevent misuse of the card.
So far about 5.68 crore people have enrolled, 4.57 crore UID cards generated and 4.22 crore people have received the card in the state.