Panaji: In a bid to attain 100% Aadhaar coverage in the next three months, the government will assign Aadhaar numbers to citizens who haven’t yet registered, particularly children in the age groups of 0-5 and 5-18 years. So far, 14.28 lakh Aadhaar cards have been issued in the state.
The matter was discussed threadbare during a meeting of the State Planning Board (SPB) that was chaired by chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, on Wednesday. The government has already roped in Goa Electronic Limited (GEL) to issue Aadhaar numbers to citizens who haven’t yet registered themselves.
Deputy chairperson of the SPB Dattaprasad Kholkar, told TOI that Wednesday’s meeting was attended by senior officials of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) from Mumbai, who discussed problem areas in meeting the target of 100% Aadhaar coverage.