Press Esc to close
Friday 01 August 2014
News updated at 3:19 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 20.2°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

Aadhar available at post offices

Bangalore, June 24, DHNS:

Bangaloreans can now get Aadhar, their unique identification number, at 20 selected post offices in the city.

The facility, however, will be available at post offices in the rest of Karnataka in a phased manner only by July.

On Friday, the scheme to launch Aadhar at 236 post offices across the State was set in motion.  P Raghavan, Chief General Manager of Karnataka Telecom Circle, was the first to receive the unique identification number.  

The Karnataka Government, on its part, has also rolled out a massive campaign to enroll citizens in the scheme. The facility had been launched at post offices for public convenience, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said.


The project to enroll people in Mysore and Tumkur districts is nearing completion. The scheme will be launched in districts under Belgaum and Gulbarga divisions in June itself, Ashok Dalwai, Deputy Director General, UIDAI, said.

The UIDAI aims at allotting the unique identification number to one billion people. Till now, three crore people have been enrolled. A further one crore unique identification numbers are ready to be assigned. According to Dalwai, 40 lakh people have been enrolled in the scheme in Mysore and Tumkur districts.

As many as 18 lakh cards had already been issued.  The UIDAI will issue 10 lakh unique identification numbers daily from this October.

For enrolment in Aadhaar, personal details such as name, address, date of birth and gender will be sought. Besides, applicant’s photograph, impression of retina and thumb will also be recorded.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Vikas Shive Gowda of India throws the discus in the men's discus final...

Vikas Shive Gowda of India throws the discus in the men's discus final...

Babita Kumari of India holds up her gold medal as she poses for photographs...

Babita Kumari of India holds up her gold medal as she poses for photographs...

A diver is seen underwater during a practice session at the 2014 Commonwealth Games...

A diver is seen underwater during a practice session at the 2014 Commonwealth Games...

Palestinian firefighters inspects the damage of a destroyed milk factory...

Palestinian firefighters inspects the damage of a destroyed milk factory...

NDRF personnel with a body of a victim of landslide at Malin village...

NDRF personnel with a body of a victim of landslide at Malin village...

Abhisekh Bachchan with singer Usha Utthup cheers his team during Pro Kabaddi League match...

Abhisekh Bachchan with singer Usha Utthup cheers his team during Pro Kabaddi League match...

South Africa's Rhett Halkett in action against India's Chandanda Nikkin in CWG 2014...

South Africa's Rhett Halkett in action against India's Chandanda Nikkin in CWG 2014...

Abhisekh Bachchan greets his team players after Pro Kabadi League match win against Telugu Titans...

Abhisekh Bachchan greets his team players after Pro Kabadi League match win against Telugu Titans...

India's Yogeshwar Dutt celebrates after winning the Gold Medal in CWG 2014...

India's Yogeshwar Dutt celebrates after winning the Gold Medal in CWG 2014...

India's Navjot Kaur celebrates after winning a bronze medal against Scotland's Sarah Jones during...

India's Navjot Kaur celebrates after winning a bronze medal against Scotland's Sarah Jones during...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523