Proposal to set up five Aadhaar correction centres

A nominal charge may be levied to make corrections

A proposal has been sent to the e-governance cell of Karnataka State, seeking permission to open Aadhaar ‘Correction Centers’ in the district. Among the proposals made, is collection of a nominal fee from persons who want to make use of the facility.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Deputy Commissioner C Shikha said, though a proposal has been sent, the Cell is yet to receive permission for setting up the same.

Though nominal fees will be charged at the centres, she said, the amount is yet to be decided. Sources said, the fee will be between Rs 15 and Rs 30.

A total of five correction centers have been proposed for the district. Sources said, the ‘about five per cent’ of the approximately 30 lakh population in the district, who have enrolled for Aadhaar, might rectify the mistakes in the Aadhaar cards issued to them.

According to Shirish Kumar, Assistant Director General of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a total of 27,80,597 unique identification numbers have been generated for Mysore district. ‘Five per cent’ of the cards requiring corrections, will amount to about 1.4 lakh Aadhaar cards requiring corrections.

Though people can apply for correction online, the correction centers are aimed at populations, with little access to technology.

New enrolment centres

Fourteen months into the introduction of Aadhaar-based Direct Benefit Transfer in the district, Aadhaar enrolment process is yet to be completed. Therefore, five new Aadhaar enrolment centres, three in Mysore (Ashodaya Samithi, Ballal Circle, Mysore; MCC Zone-4 office, near Akashavani, Mysore and MCC Zone-8 office, Udayagiri, Mysore), one at old town municipal office, H D Kote and one at Ambedkar Bhavan, Periyapatna, will come up.
Aadhaar enrolment was launched on a pilot basis in the district during the year 2009. The first phase of enrolment, which had set a target of 85 per cent enrolment in the district, was held from 2010-12.

The second phase, in order to ensure the enrolment of remaining 15 per cent of the population, was held from December 2012 to December 2013. However, as per the petitions submitted by the likes of MLA Tanveer Sait and Periyapatna tahsildar to continue enrolment centres, several of the residents are yet to enrol for Aadhaar.
102 per cent enrolment

According to UIDAI data, a total of 30,62,218 persons have enrolled for Aadhaar in the district, as against the census population of 29,94,744, resulting in an enrolment of 102 per cent.

Ashok M R Dalwai, Deputy Director General of UIDAI, responding to the percentage of enrolment in the district, said, there were ‘no surprises’ in the rate of enrolment observed in the district.

“It is possible that people who are not residents of Mysore, might have enrolled in the district.There was nothing wrong in such enrolments,” he said. He said, enrolment ratio, which is more than the population of the district, have been observed in several places of the country.

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