“This (enrolment facility in bank premises) was done for convenience of people. Given the requirement of linking Aadhaar with existing bank account and for new bank accounts, having the enrolment and updation facilities within the branches (10 per cent) will ensure that people do not face any difficulty.”
In a rejoinder filed in court on Friday, the petitioner cited that the government’s affidavit in the case and said it had listed savings from DBT for 2014-15 and 2015-16 at Rs 49,560 crore. This, Sen contended, “is incorrect and a gross exaggeration”, and sought to explain her conclusions.
Divan requested that the case be referred to the two-judge bench, appointed to hear urgent cases during the summer vacation.
For this special drive, machines will have to be circulated to 4,570 centres to cover 3.25 lakh children.
The government move to make LPG consumers pay non-subsidised rate of around Rs 900 even for the nine cylinders they are entitled to at subsidised rate of Rs 450 per cylinder deserves condemnation.
After trying in vain for a year,58-year-old W S Chaudhari,a visually impaired person from Thane,could finally enroll for Aadhaar or the unique identification number project thanks to the National Association for the Blind India.