UIDAI Launches Special Aadhaar Enrolment Drive In 4 States And Union Territories

NEW DELHI:  The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today launched a special drive to make sure that no one has been left out of Aadhaar enrolment in Haryana, Goa, Chandigarh and Puducherry.

Although these states have recorded over 100 per cent enrolment “statistically speaking”, authorities said it may be on account of migrant population.

“This exercise has been initiated to ensure that no one is left without an Aadhaar number in these four States and Union Territories which has more than 100 per cent Aadhaar saturation, statistically speaking.

“It is part of our overall effort to ensure complete Aadhaar coverage across the country,” UIDAI Director General & Mission Director Ajay Bhushan Pandey said in a statement.

Over 101.26 crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated across the country as on May 12, 2016, the statement said.

The pilot exercise in the four States/Union Territories will be conducted between May 13 – June 15, 2016.

“Based on the experience of this pilot, the special drive will be extended to other states too,” the statement said.