Govt to recognize Aadhaar as PoI

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 29: The State Government has decided to officially recognize the Aadhaar numbers as valid Proof of Identity (PoI) and Proof of Address ((PoA) for availing various services.

An official Circular issued today by the Government called upon the Departments to ensure that the AADHAAR numbers are adopted as valid documents for PoI and PoA.

“The Information Technology Department in coordination with the Registrar General of India/Census Department is functioning as the Nodal Department to carry out enrolment of the citizens for giving unique identity-Aadhaar numbers to them. The enrolment is presently going on throughout the State,” the Government Circular said.

It recalled that the Government of India had established the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for issuing Aadhaar numbers to all citizens, on demand, with the capability to authenticate the identity of Aadhaar card holders anywhere in the country.