CS reviews Aadhaar enrolment

SRINAGAR: To give impetus to Aadhaar enrolment in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Secretary, B B Vyas on Tuesday chaired a review meeting here.

Deputy Director General, Regional Office, UIDAI; Chandigarh Ram Subhag Singh, Commissioner/Secretary, Information Technology, Secretary, Social Welfare, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu (through Video Conference), Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Project Director, SSA, Joint Director, Census Operations, J and K, Representative of School Education Department, Representatives of the Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd., State Coordinator, ECIL, J and K, Officers of the Information Technology Department and the Vendors participated in the meeting.

Drawing attention to this major reform initiative, Chief Secretary said that Chief Minister while chairing various developmental meetings of Jammu Division on July 24, 2017 stressed upon Aadhaar Enrolment and generating mass awareness about it to enable the common masses to avail benefits of various government schemes through DBT. Chief Secretary mentioned that after the decision of the Union Government to bring all the centrally funded schemes on Aadhaar based DBT besides linking of benefits admissible under various schemes like Sarva Shiksa Abhiyan (SSA), Mid-Day-Meal, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksa Abhiyan RMSA, ICDS, NFSA etc to Aadhaar enrolment, it is imperative to achieve 100% Aadhaar enrolment/seeding, so that every person can avail the benefits from Aadhaar.

It was informed that as on date, enrolment of over 104 Lakh persons in Jammu and Kashmir has been completed alongwith generation of 92 Lakh Aadhaar cards. The meeting noted with satisfaction that during the last 3 months alone (May, June, July-2017), 3.53 lakh BME enrolments have been made and 1.84 lakh Aadhaar cards issued. Deputy Director General, UIDIA informed that following the instructions of the Prime Minister, Aadhaar up-dation facility will be made available in 294 post offices spread across the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief Secretary directed the IT Department to launch sustained campaign through print and electronic media about Aadhaar Enrolment so that the efforts being made in the direction of Aadhaar Enrolment bear fruit and that targets can be achieved by December, 2017. Deputy Director, UIDAI asked the Commissioner/Secretary, IT to furnish DPR for availing funds under the publicity scheme for enhanced awareness about Aadhaar enrolment.

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