Will look into Aadhaar work issue: govt to CSCs

Will look into Aadhaar work issue: govt to CSCs

Ravi Shankar Prasad

I-T Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said the government will look into common service centres' (CSCs) appeal that they be allowed to carry out Aadhaar-related work such as enrolment and updation services.

Prasad said while addressing Village Level Entrepreneurs at an event here.

Some discussions are taking place over the matter and we will find a solution soon, the minister said.

Village Level Entrepreneurs or VLEs, who run CSCs, have been asking the government to allow them to restart Aadhaar enrolment and updation services, after the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) stopped Aadhaar work through such centres nearly a year back.

The VLEs have been unhappy with the decision, contending that they had invested money in purchasing equipment and in training manpower for Aadhaar-related work.

Making a strong pitch on behalf of these centres, CSC Chief Dinesh Tyagi said, "Aadhaar should remain the basis for CSCs and help people in rural India to get an identity.”