VIJAYAWADA: With the government deciding to channelize cash benefits through Aadhaar-enabled bank accounts, the beneficiaries of various schemes, who are yet to obtain their Aadhaar cards, are appealing to the government to extend the deadline. Yet, 10 per cent people are still waiting for their Aadhaar cards.
The Aadhaar linkage process in Krishna district has been completed for 30,96,237 of the total 38,71,100 people by September 1, the deadline for the purpose. 3,90,214 applications were rejected due to the temporary and permanent migrations.
District supply officer (DSO) TB Sandhya Rani said that 90 per cent of the process was completed and expressed confidence about the completion of the process in a week’s time.
Shaik Nasima, a pensioner from Ajit Singh Nagar, who applied for the Aadhaar card in 2012, is yet to receive it.
Speaking to Express, she said “Even though we applied for Aadhaar cards two years ago, we are yet to get them. Now, we fear that our pensions will be stopped.”
“The government should extend the Aadhaar linkage date for the sake of the beneficiaries of various schemes who are yet to receive the cards,” Ch Babu Rao, CPM city secretary said.
A private employee from Autonagar, K Raghavendra, said that he had applied for the Aadhaar card one month ago but he was yet to receive the same.
“Due to this, I am unable to avail of the benefits extended by the government,” he added.