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Oil Companies, IT Centres to Redress Aadhaar Complaints

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will ensure that all complaints regarding availing of LPG subsidy after Aadhaar registration are redressed in all states through petroleum firms and information technology (IT) centres.

Published: 23rd December 2013 07:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2013 07:47 AM   |  A+A-

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will ensure that all complaints regarding availing of LPG subsidy after Aadhaar registration are redressed in all states through petroleum firms and information technology (IT) centres.

With Kerala moving much ahead in Aadhaar enrolment when compared to other states in the country, the UIDAI project will be initially implemented in Kerala.  All the districts in Kerala are now enlisted under the Direct Beneficiary Transfer Scheme (DBTS) for LPG.

UIDAI sources said Aadhaar registration of 620 million has been completed in the country. Of this, 500 million Aadhaar cards have already being received.

“Kerala has moved much ahead of other states with 3.6 crore people registering for Aadhaar and 2.95 crore already receiving it. Around 30 lakh more people have to be registered, including non-resident Keralites (NRKs),” they said.

All the districts in the state have been included in the DBTS for availing LPG subsidy.  The oil companies have to ensure that the subsidy amount is transferred in the beneficiary’s bank account.

“The UIDAI is trying to plug in all leakages in distributing LPG subsidy to those who have linked their Aadhaar number to LPG distributor and banks. Steps will be taken to ensure that all the grievances of the public will be addressed through petroleum companies and information technology centres of the state governments,” UDAI sources said.

V Sharath, manager, networking, Akshaya, said 90 per cent of people in the state have enrolled for Aadhaar number and 70 per cent have received the card. A majority of those who have not registered include NRKs and children below three years.

Referring to complaints on delay in registration for Aadhaar number at Akshaya centres, Sharath said the delay was due to shortage of qualified persons.

However, the staff at Akshaya centres are given training for the purpose to ensure smooth registration, he added. For enrolment of the aged, camps were organised at select areas where volunteers of Akshaya centres visited houses for the registration.  Around 5,000 persons were enrolled through this process, he added.



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