To tackle with the problem of late delivery of cards by the post offices, the Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) has started the new mechanism where cards can be self printed. This is being done to ensure that the people enrolled for unique numbers have them on time.
Ram Sevak Sharma, UIDAI Mission Director and Director General, launched the facility in Ranchi during his recent visit to the State. “Since a lot of people have noted delays in delivery, we have decided to make the cards available online so that if someone wants then they can print it themselves,” he said.
As of now the self printing facility has been introduced in Jharkhand as a pilot project, but it will be extended to other states to do away with the delay in delivery system. “There are some technical issues to be sorted out by the service providers to formally launch the facility in Jharkhand by the end of this month,” Sharma added.
During the launch of the new project, Ram Sevak Sharma got few UIDAI cards printed on a trial basis from a temporary printing station set up by the State IT department.