Swinging into action after several Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) cards,mostly belonging to residents of Kajehri village,were found dumped in a bin,and another bunch at a barber shop in the area,the postal department on Tuesday suspended the postman of the area for his callousness in delivering the cards.
Also,a team of UIDAI officials visited the area in the morning to inquire the matter,but the shop was found locked. The officials then inquired from the area residents who corroborated that they did know that the cards were left by the postal department at the barber shop.
The postal department is entrusted with the responsibility to deliver the Aadhaar cards at the addresses mentioned in the forms. However,they have been facing a lot of difficulty in locating the addresses of the residents of colonies,slums and even the peripheral villages. Sources said that a lot of residents had even given the addressees,which did not exist.
Meanwhile,UIDAI official Deputy Director General Keshni Anand Arora told the officials of the postal department on Tuesday to streamline the delivery of Aadhar cards.
In any case,the postal officials are supposed to return the cards to the UIDAI authorities in case of any difficulty in locating the address or the addressee.
The UID officials also maintained that they had communicated to the UT Administration,as well,that in case the postal department faced difficulty,due to the ambiguity of the addresses in colonies and villages,the administration should provide the department assistance.
We have marked an inquiry and we will be in a position to comment after we receive the report, said one of the senior officials of the General Post Office,Chandigarh,after the Aadhar cards were reportedly found lying with a vendor in Kajehri village.