UIDAI’S challenge drive for enrolment in 22 states/UTs

PUNE: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched Challenge drive to enroll leftover population for Aadhaar, in 22 states/ Urban Territories (UTs) where Aadhaar saturation of adult population has crossed 100 per cent (as per projected population figure of 2015).

These 22 states/UTs are Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh. As on today, over 106.69 crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated across the country.

The Challenge drive enrolment scheme will be only for adult population. As part of the Challenge drive, the residents of these states/UTs who have not yet enrolled for Aadhaar are being asked to register themselves at UIDAI website. On completing the simple registration formality, such people would be enrolled for the Aadhaar number on a priority basis.

“The Challenge drive will ensure that nobody is left without an Aadhaar in these states/UTs which statistically have 100% Aadhaar saturation. The drive will start from 15th October to 15th November 2016. This is in furtherance of our enrolment exercise to achieve universal coverage for Aadhaar across the country.
All the eight Regional Offices of UIDAI have been directed to take up necessary media campaign in prominent local media and coordinate with respective State/UTs/NSRs/EAs for facilitating the enrolment of the resident registered under the Challenge drive and enroll infirm and elderly residents at home” said Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI in a press statement issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB).