New agencies to expedite Aadhaar enrolment process

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PUNE, INDIA: To expedite the Aadhaar drive, the state government has given the authority to district collector to appoint new agencies.


"Under powers given to the collector, I have selected the agency and we will encourage more such agencies that have the technical knowhow and trained manpower to improve the drive," a Indian Express report quoted Pune District Collector Vikas Deshmukh, as saying.

Currently, Pune district has generated UID cards for 31 lakh people with 85 machines in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) area, 67 machines in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) area and 43 machines in rural areas.

As per Deshmukh, newly appointed Obel Agency will provide 100 machines and trained manpower for the purpose. "There will be no stoppage of subsidy for beneficiaries just because the Aadhaar card had not been readied," Deshmukh explains.


Even if the Aadhaar card has not been generated, people will still be able to avail government subsidies for various schemes but they will have to fill the Know Your Customer (KYC) form.

"There should not be any doubt about KYC forms and merely not having the Aadhaar number should not stop people from filling up the KYC form. Those who get the number can add it later," reiterated Deshmukh.

The District collector has asked the SETU kendras, who have been directed by the government to help beneficiaries with Aadhaar number for those whose numbers have been generated.