UIDAI rolls out 10 lakh 'Aadhaar' numbers

With Sukriti, who lives in North Tripura, the government has successfully given out Aadhaar number to 10 lakh residents of the country since September 29 last year, when the first number was issued.

"It took us nearly six weeks to cross one lakh enrolments. However, it has taken us almost the same time to ramp up from one lakh to one million Aadhaar enrolments. This success is an auspicious milestone, en-route to our goal of issuing 600 million Aadhaar numbers in the next four years," Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani said in a statement.

Interestingly, the youngest person to receive the Aadhaar number was a 13-day-old baby while the oldest person to receive the same was 103 years old."Enrolment for the Aadhaar number will accelerate further in the coming weeks, as more registrars begin enrolling residents," UIDAI Director General and Mission Director R S Sharma said.So far, over 60 registrars including many banks have signed MoUs with the UIDAI, and more than 15 of these registrars have begun enrolments.

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