Almost 225 Aadhaar (Unique Identification Number) card allotment stations will soon be set up in various parts of Mandya district in the state of Karnataka.
Speaking to mediapersons here, D H Ravindra, chief executive of centre for e-governance, said around 18 lakh people will be provided with Aadhaar cards within a short period of time. In the first stage, around 20 to 25 stations will be established in the district headquarters and will be extended to all taluk headquarters. Later, stations will be established for each gram panchayat, he said.
He gave a list of the documents to be produced by public to obtain the UID card. People should carry the documents such as bank pass book, voter ID card, post office pass book, ration card which contains photo, driving license, LIC bonds, current bill, water bill, landline telephone bill passport, pan card, ATM card with photo to prove their address, identity and age factors. Ravindra said that affidavits should not be entertained as proof documents.
Explaining how the UID card will be useful for both people and governments, he said, the state government alone can save around Rs 3500 crore by doing away with unauthorized LPG and BPL card beneficiaries. A person who has the UID card can identify himself anywhere in the country with his 12 digital numbers. This number will help him to avail benefits of government schemes and also can be used for multiple purposes he said.
Ravindra appealed to the media to educate people that the service of allotting the UID card is free and that there is no need to employ middlemen.
Headquarters officer of DC’s office, Jayanna said the district administration will provide all assistance to the e-governance department to establish allotment stations.