LUCKNOW: Allahabad has topped the state charts with 45.15 lakh Aadhaar generation followed by Lucknow with 40.26 lakh Aadhaar generation and Kanpur Nagar with 37.59 lakh Aadhaar generation.
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has generated 15.84 crore Aadhaar numbers in Uttar Pradesh, which is 75% of the estimated population of 21.12 crore of the state. Coverage of Aadhaar generation for adult population has reached more than 99% of the total population in that age group. The 5.50 crore of the population remaining to be covered by Aadhaar, most of them are below 18 years of age. UIDAI has strategised to cover the remaining population bifurcating it in two groups with enrolment plans to cover children aged below 5 years of age through Aanganwadis and children in 5-18 years age group at schools and colleges.
Necessary instructions to the field functionaries have already been issued by the UP government for expeditious enrolment of remaining population in these age groups. Further, more than 3,414 tablets have been deployed throughout the state to enrol children below 5 years of age. At present there are more than 7,434 enrolment kits operated by about 90 enrolment agencies, which include more than 5,000 Permanent Enrolment Centers (PECs) being operated in various parts of the state to facilitate residents not only to enrol for Aadhaar but also to resolve other issues like printing of e-Aadhaar and updation of Aadhaar etc.
Steps have also been taken by UIDAI to facilitate the enrolment of old and disabled residents so that they do not face any problem during Aadhaar enrolment.