Enrol 0-6yr kids in Aadhaar at Nagpur municipal corporation’s 50 schools

NAGPUR: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will start enrolment of 0-6 age group children under Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identification number, at its 50 schools. Youngsters and elders who yet to enrol can also avail the facility once the process of covering the children ends.

NMC deputy municipal commissioner Ranjana Lade told TOI that the enrolment will begin from November 20 at NMC schools. “The drive will start first for students of NMC schools. Then private schools will be invited to enrol their students, irrespective of their age. Later, youngsters and elders who yet to enrol can avail the facility at NMC schools,” she said.

Lade added that schools have been told to identify students who not enrolled under Aadhaar. “Schools will have to prepare a list of such students and submit it to the NMC. Then, NMC will give them a schedule for enrolment,” she said.

The central government had launched Aadhaar enrolment on large scale in 2011. However, children were not made mandatory for enrolment. Population of the district was 46,53,570 as per population census 2011. The population increased to 49,22,779 in 2015. As per the 2011 census figures, Aadhaar registration of 2,71,373 people is not completed as on date. Most of these are children. Besides, city records over 60,000 births every year.

The drive will go on for one month. “Meeting of headmasters and school inspectors is being organized on November 17 and 18 to guide about the drive and clear any confusion,” Lade said. The state government will provide the machines and operators for enrolment.

The Zilla Parishad has been given the responsibility of the same drive for rest of the district. The state government had also decided to enrol newborns immediately after birth. The public health department has been given the task of the drive.

Chief secretary Swadhin Kshatriya directed civic chiefs of all municipal corporations to cover remaining population and complete the target in a time bound manner. ” In Maharashtra, we have succeeded in covering 91.58% of the population. The remaining population which is not covered in Aadhaar is mostly in urban areas,” he said in a letter sent to all civic chiefs.

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THE PLAN

1. NMC students below six years of age

2. NMC students above six years of age

3. Private school students of any age

4. Youngsters and elders of any age

(Newborns will be enrolled in Aadhaar at public health centres)

Addition/change in documents for proof of address

* Property tax receipt not older than 3 months

* Allotment letter of accommodation issued by central/state government of not more than 3 years old

* Marriage certificate issued by government, containing address

Addition/change in documents for proof of date of birth

PAN card; Marksheet issued by any government, board or university; Government photo ID card/photo identity card issued by public sector undertakings; Central/state pension payment order; Central government health service scheme photo card or ex-servicemen contributory health scheme photo card

Proof of Relationship

Public distribution system (PDS) card; MNREGA job card; CGHS/state government/ECHS/ESIC medical card; Pension card; Army canteen card; Passport; Birth certificate; Any other central/state government issued family entitlement document; Marriage certificate issued by government

(Parents who wish to get Aadhaar for their newborns need to produce any one of these documents to prove their relationship with the baby)