wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

UIDAI to set up Aadhaar service centres in a phased manner

Aadhaar virtual id

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) plans to set up ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendras’ or service centres for the facilitation of Aadhaar enrolment and update service, reports PTI. Almost 114 such centres in 53 cities and towns including all state capitals will be established in the first phase, said UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 300-400 crore. These new Aadhaar Seva Kendras, similar to the Passport Seva Kendras, will be in addition 30,000 enrolment and updation centres that currently operate in banks, post offices and government premises.

Functioning of the Seva Kendras

Each metro will have four of the Aadhaar Seva Kendras, and other cities will have two such centres each. These are expected to be operational by April 2019. They will allow people to book appointments for enrolment and updation. A few counters will be dedicated to walk-in customers.

  • They will also serve the special needs of individuals who need to be allowed enrolment and update through exception process such as wanting to update Date of Birth more than once. Currently, correcting your date of birth more than once requires a visit to the regional office.
  • It is estimated that as many as 400,000 people update their Aadhaar details (address, photo, mobile number, biometrics) every day, while enrolments stand at about 100,000.
  • These kendras will be supervised directly by UIDAI employees.

The UIDAI had decided to shift the Aadhaar enrolment and update centres to banks, post offices and state government premises under direct supervision of government or bank officials, in July 2017. The phasing out or closing of enrolment centres at private premises and setting enrolment centres in banks, post offices, and now the Aadhaar Seva Kendras directly under UIDAI supervision are steps in this direction, a source told PTI.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

India and US come to terms on how to deal with the equalisation levy in light of the impending Global Tax Deal.

News

Find out how people’s health data is understood to have value and who can benefit from that value.

News

The US and other countries' retreat from a laissez-faire approach to regulating markets presents India with a rare opportunity.

News

When news that Walmart would soon accept cryptocurrency turned out to be fake, it also became a teachable moment.

News

The DSCI's guidelines are patient-centric and act as a data privacy roadmap for healthcare service providers.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ