The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has set up its first “Aadhaar Seva Kendra” (ASK) in Delhi and Vijayawada. In a tweet, UIDAI also said that it plans to set up 114 such centres in 53 cities across India. These two centres are currently operating on a pilot basis. Citing sources, PTI reported that the Aadhaar centres will facilitate enrollment, updation and other activities. The source also added that UIDAI is looking to set up the remaining centres by this year at a cost of ₹300-400 crores. The next exclusive #AadhaarSevaKendra is now functional (on pilot basis) at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Reaching our goal of 114 such centres in 53 cities across India soon... pic.twitter.com/lHi9zIlJDt — Aadhaar (@UIDAI) July 3, 2019 The UIDAI-owned centres will operate along with thousands of other centres, which are currently being operated by banks and post offices, and in government premises, as per the PTI report. The ASKs also have an online appointment management system in place which will allow people to book slots according to their convenience. The Delhi centre is located within the Akshardham Metro Station and can handle 1,000 enrollment/updation requests in one day. It is equipped with 16 workstations and will be operational six days a week excluding Tuesdays and public holidays. Need for Aadhaar Seva Kendras The Aadhaar Seva Kendras were announced by the UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey in October 2018. Modeled along the lines of Passport Seva Kendras, Pandey said that these ASKs would offer "hassle-free and…
UIDAI sets up first Aadhaar centres in Delhi and Vijayawada, to set up 114 more centres in 2019
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