'Aadhaar' soon in Hassan district

To be introduced in all districts by October 15; Aims to cover 80 pc of state by July

 Ravindran said: “The government started the project on a pilot basis in Mysore and Tumkur. In these districts, nearly 97 per cent of the population have applied for Aadhaar card and we have received a good response.”

Not mandatory
Continuing he said, “Aadhaar would be introduced in all districts of the state by October 15. Aadhaar is not mandatory, but the government’s aim is to provide the card to the public ranging from a new born baby to a senior citizen.”

He said a few state governments have already made it compulsory to give Aadhaar card as a proof to avail various schemes.

While obtaining an Aadhaar card, finger prints and retina scan would be undertaken.
Due to this it would be impossible to create a fake card. In future, Aadhaar would be used as a valid record for all purposes.

The card is being given free of cost to people. Citizens have to provide their documents including an address proof and identification proof at Aadhaar centres.

Also each person would be given a unique 12 digit number. Affidavits would not be accepted for address proof. He said e-Governance centre aims to provide 80 per cent of the state with Aadhaar cards by the end of July next year.

200 centres in district
In Hassan district, more than 200 centres are being opened. Also, a permanent centre would be established at the hobli level.

Next week, 20 centres would be opened in Hassan city, he added.
Deputy commissioner Dr K G Jagadish said the district administration is planning to provide Aadhaar to people at their residence.

In a week or two clear guidelines would be issued and registration for Aadhar will begin, he said.

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