Dakshina Kannada district in the state of Karnataka is soon to kick-off the enrollment process for Aadhaar project of Unique Identification Authority of India.
The process may get underway on September 29, sources say.
District in-charge minister J Krishna Palemar will launch the project wherein 21-lakh odd residents of the district will be covered. Government of Karnataka, which is the registrar for the project, will set up 225 stations in locations that the district administration will decide.
D S Ravindran, CEO, Centre for e-Governance, Government of Karnataka, told reporters that the process of enrolment of citizens of Mysore division barring Mysore where the enrolment was taken up as a pilot project in October 2010, will get underway in a week's time. The fingerprints of all digits of the hand, iris scan and photographs of all those above 15 years will be taken and only photograph of those below 15 years will be taken, he said.
The administration will also set up mobile Aadhaar enrolment centers to take care of those who are not able to come to the stations, Ravindran said, adding that permanent stations will be set up in the taluks at a later date.
These 225 stations spread across the five taluks will be distributed in such a manner that people can reach the nearest station with ease, he said, adding that the number of stations could be easily scaled up if the need for it arises.
Acknowledging concerns that citizens could run into teething problems in the initial days during the enrolment process, Ravindran said each enrolment process could take six to 12 minutes in case of adults and slightly longer in case of infants and children. Person behind each station can enroll a maximum of 50 persons each day, he said reminding that in Mysore, enrolments reached 100 per day as enrolling persons got accustomed to the process.
Once the enrolment process is complete based on set of documents produced, Ravindran said the unique id, a 12-digit randomly created number will be sent to the person concerned through speed post. The UIDAI in an amendment has empowered all MPs, and MLAs, and gazetted officers, gram panchayat presidents to give address proof in case of residents in their areas who do not have one. DC N S Channappa Gowda and officials were present.