N N Vohra directs completion of Aadhaar enrolment by March 31

To expedite the process for enrolment, 133 additional permanent Enrolment Centres have been sanctioned in the State—over and above the 193 Centres already established.


J&K Governor N N Vohra on Monday reviewed the progress of enrolment of people under the National Population Register and issuance of Aadhaar cards to them.

An official spokesman said the Governor was informed that of the total population of 1,25,41,302, records have already been digitized in respect of 1,09,43,114 persons.
“84,00,233 people have been enrolled and Aadhaar cards have already been issued to 67,69,272,” he said.
To expedite the process for enrolment, 133 additional permanent Enrolment Centres have been sanctioned in the State—over and above the 193 Centres already established.
While “appreciating” the work done in the districts which have recorded good progress, the Governor directed the Chief Secretary to personally monitor the progress in respect of the lagging districts, the spokesman added.
J&K Chief Secretary B R Sharma stated that he shall have a video-conference with the Deputy Commissioners on 4th February, 2016 and undertake a district-wise review.
The Governor was also informed that Enumerator Block Tracker has been provided to the Deputy Commissioners to find out the population which was yet to be enrolled.
The Governor also directed the Chief Secretary to ensure that all the employees as well as daily wagers/ casual labourers/seasonal labourers working in various departments under the State Government enroll themselves under Aadhaar before 31st March 2016 so that the salaries/ wages from 1st April, 2016 are paid to them on the basis of Aadhaar enrolment.
The Governor also reviewed the progress in regard to marking of attendance in various government offices and directed the Chief Secretary to ensure that Aadhaar-based Bio-metric Attendance Systems are installed in the offices immediately to ensure punctuality, accountability and transparency in daily functioning of all the government offices.
Meanwhile, N N Vohra has directed Sharma to set up a group of senior officers to draw up a rational policy regarding the future allotment/utilization of all lands available with JKI and various State PSUs, including SIDCO, SICOP.