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Aadhaar enrollment for Newborns right on their doorsteps

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has decided to send their official staff to the home of the newborns and school going children to ensure 100% enrolment. Parents will get both the Aadhaar cards along with birth certificates of the newborns.

UIDAI has introduced the facility to a Government hospital in Tamil Nadu. The facility will be exercised soon at the hospital in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, as the UIDAI authority is already in talks with the hospital authority.

According to one of the official the UIDAI has enrolled almost all people aged 18 or above. And now they are focusing on enrolling school children and infants.

…to begin with we will enrol children in the state’s 15,000-odd anganwadis. In August, our staff will start visiting schools and homes to enrol children by using mobile machines.

According to the sources, 94% adults in Karnataka has been enrolled whereas, Kerala reached 100% enrollment. Maharashtra too has reached 100% enrollment. Enrollment in Tamil Nadu is about 93% while it is 96% and 99.5% in Puducherry and Lakshadweep.

The national enrollment stands at 86%. It’s lower in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
senior UIDAI official said.

Also Biometric details such as finger prints and iris details are required for the children above the age of 5 starting from June. The official says “The biometric details of parents will be taken and they will get regular messages on the need to update the biometric details and photographs of their children”.

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