PM Narendra Modi to review progress of Aadhaar tomorrow

Under Aadhar project, UIDAI issues unique identification number to residents and collects their biometric details.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:September 5, 2014 7:01 pm
modi-med PM Narendra Modi wants to have a re-look at the progress of the project, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where other schemes are facing difficulties due to low Aadhaar enrolments. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting on Saturday to take stock of progress in Aadhaar project, which the new government will use as a tool for its various welfare schemes including the Jan Dhan Yojana.

“Prime Minister has called a meeting of top officials to review the Aadhaar project. He wants to have a re-look at the progress of the project, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where other schemes are facing difficulties due to low Aadhaar enrolments,” sources said.

At present, 66.99 crore Aadhaar numbers have been issued. In Uttar Pradesh, about 4.62 crore Aadhaar numbers have been issued against a population of 19.95 crore.

In Bihar, around 1.41 crore Aadhaar numbers have been issued against a population of about 10.38 crore.

The meeting will be attended by Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad among other Cabinet members, they added.

“Prime Minister wants the project to be completed as soon as possible so that it can be used for the various welfare initiatives and programmes of the government including the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana,” sources said.

Under Aadhar project, UIDAI issues unique identification number to residents and collects their biometric details. These days many service providers like banks are using Aadhar as KYC detail for opening new accounts.

The previous UPA government had entrusted UIDAI, which issues unique identification numbers to residents, to start enrolments in four more states — Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand — in February 2014.

There are around 40 crore people in these four states, which were earlier covered under the National Population Register (NPR) project of the Home Ministry.

In the backdrop of slow progress by NPR in these states, the government is pushing for the Aadhaar enrolments in these four states and other parts of the country.

UIDAI was established in 2009 to generate and assign unique identity numbers for residents of India.

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    Ashish
    Sep 5, 2014 at 11:05 pm
    Not sure how a 12 digit adhar card is going to be uniqu for 1 billion plus indians.
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    Arun
    Sep 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm
    LOL Do your math and find out :-)
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    kris kumar
    Sep 5, 2014 at 5:37 pm
    I think Modi should have abolished Aadhar card as it has been obtained by many illegal immigrants with the help of Congressi and corrupt administration staffs. People can buy Aadhar card just paying few rupees to the administrators if you refuse to pay you get blocked even though you had all the right doents.
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    Akash Kumar
    Sep 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm
    BJP shud had defunct this addhar program.its a NWO(new world order conspiracy)our pm seems blind about it hand of good gvt its a boon and in hands of devil its a curse.
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    Radhakrishnan Radhakrishnan
    Sep 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm
    It will be quite convenient if the registration is done house by house or at least batch of 100 people with prior intimation to the concerned residents. It should be done on Saays and Sundays so that all people will be in their house. I have suffered very much for registrion as ia m 70years old. So many seniors and office or school goers wii be beneed.
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    Citizen
    Sep 5, 2014 at 6:38 pm
    There should be one ID which can be used for all purposes. Let the ID be given even to new born along with their birth registration so that the same may be up dated as the years go by. In this there should be a column for number of children and government benefits should be taken off if a family has more then two kids irrespective of religion so that people would be made aware of the value of limited families for the benefit of all/nation. Jaihind
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    Vijayaraghavan Sethuraman Iyengar
    Sep 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm
    First make the Aadhaar project as a consutional one by bringing in a suitable legislation so that it stands scrutiny legally.
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