PUNE: As many as 270 machines will be put to use at the municipal corporation’s ward offices in the urban areas and at panchayat offices for Aadhaar enrolment, deputy election officer and incharge of Aadhaar enrollment Monica Singh Thakur told TOI on Saturday.
Some of the machines have been taken back from private operators to be handed over to MahaOnline operators. Now, with just one agency to manage the same, the MahaOnline team too have to appoint more people to streamline the Aadhaar related activities in the district, she stated. On Saturday, 55 machines were taken back from the private operators and handed over to MahaOnline.
In the District Planning and Development Council meeting (DPDC) on Friday, Pune guardian minister Girish Bapat had asked the administration to have these machines put up at the government offices as well as put up notices to spread awareness about the Aadhaar enrolment process, which is supposed to be of free of cost.
Those engaging in uscrupulous activity in the process will also be charged a penalty and their services will be cancelled instantly.