Bed-ridden senior citizen gets Aadhaar enrolled at her home

People always complain that works are mostly undertaken at a snail’s pace in government departments. Here is a case where the government made all arrangements to see that a senior citizen, who has been bed-ridden for sometime, receives her Aadhaar card at the earliest.

Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Ravi Hegde, working at Nimhans, Bengaluru said, he was wondering how to get an Aadhaar card for his mother who is bedridden as Aadhaar linking is becoming mandatory for postal savings bank accounts. He hence posted a query to officials. Munish Moudgil, who is the district nodal secretary, Uttar Kannada district, was quick to respond.

Seeking help to solve the problem, Hegde wrote, “My mother, Smt. Kannika Hegde, a renowned poet and retired postal employee, is bedridden for the last six years. She lost her vision completely as well. Her monthly pension from the postal dept is getting credited to her SB account at Honavar sub post-office. Aadhaar linking has been made mandatory for postal SB accounts and she was yet to open an Aadhaar account. It would be tough to get her monthly pension. Given her health condition, she cannot be moved out from house. Hence, I wish to know whether it is possible to send the Aadhaar Card enrolment crew to her residence at Honnavar. So that it is easy to get an Aadhaar card for her.” He also provided the complete residential address to the officer.

The administration was quick to react. Within 24 hours, all arrangements were made for the staff to visit her house at Honnavar.

“We appreciate the efforts taken by the administration to get an Aadhaar card for my mother. It is next to impossible for her to travel,” he said
Munish Moudgil said, “I am very happy that Hegde’s mom could get her Aadhaar card. But this credit must go to the Atalji Janasnehi Kendra and its officer Meena Nagaraj for making all the arrangements,” he said.