225 Aadhar registration centres in DK from Sept 29

Nodal authority will cover nearly 21 lakh people in the district

Speaking to media persons prior to the workshop on Aadhar held for taluk and district level officers at the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Friday, Dr Ravindran said that the nodal authority will cover nearly 21 lakh people in the district and will provide unique identity to all. The Registrar has intended to complete the registration process in the district within four months.

The registration process which has already begun in the post offices, will now be extended to other stations. In the later stages, mobile vans will be introduced to go to the interior villages and cover the village population, informed the officer.

“In the first stage, majority of the population will be covered, while in the later stages homeless people, tribal and other uninformed population will be provided with the unique number. An introducer is required during registration for those people without the proper address. The MCC Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, forest officers can act as the introducers so that even the deprived class does not miss the opportunity to register for Aadhar,” said the Officer.

Registration process
Those who wish to register for obtaining Unique Identification Number should collect an application form, fill the required information and return it back to the Registration Centre. Once the information is scanned, it will be followed by capturing the photograph, scanning the Iris, taking the finger prints. One should have to submit certain documents to prove their identity, address proof and date of birth proof. The documents can either be voter ID, passport, bank pass book, driving licence, ration card etc. Birth certificate, SSLC marks card or passport should be submitted to prove the date of birth. Within 30 to 60 days of registration, the person would receive the 12 digit number which provides a unique identity to the person.

Dr Ravindran said that though it is not mandatory to have the unique ID, it is better to have the ID as it provides an identity to the individual. Any one with any nationality, who has come to India to stay for a specific duration too can avail the benefit. And the service is rendered completely free of cost. 

Advantages
Explaining the advantages of possessing Aadhar number, Dr Ravindran said that Aadhar would prove to be of great help while admitting children to school, availing senior citizen pension, get employment, open bank accounts, avail health facilities etc.  

Registration process which started in Mysore and Tumkur districts on pilot basis, has covered 97 per cent of the population in these two districts. As many as 68 lakh population have already received Aadhar numbers across the State. Approximately 50,000 people register for Aadhar everyday, in different stations in Bangalore alone, said the Officer.

From a new born baby to the senior citizen, all are eligible to obtain the number. However, in case of children, the process should be revised and renewed when they reach the age of five and 12.  

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