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Aadhaar centres to get disabled-friendly

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, November 16, 2011
First Published: 01:17 IST(16/11/2011) | Last Updated: 01:19 IST(16/11/2011)

To facilitate people with disabilities in enrolling for Aadhaar - the Unique Identification Number (UID) - the Delhi government has set up special enrollment camps with the help of Unique Identification Authority of India.

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The government has also roped in Swayam, a non-government organisation that works for people with disabilities to identify such people and help them in getting registered for Aadhaar.

Aadhaar is a 12-digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India. This number will serve as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India.

"Some of the Aadhar venues are inaccessible for people with disabilities and at certain places basic facilities such as toilets are not available.  People with speaking and hearing disabilities also face problem while communicating with the staff at the camp. We will help such people," said Subhash Chandra Vashishtha, programme co-ordinator for Swayam.

The organisation has also tied up with local NGOs to identify and bring such people to Aadhar centres. Senior Delhi government officials said that these enrollment camps are being set up at 15 locations in the Capital.

Vasant Kunj, Rohini, Vikas Puri, Narela, Hauz Khas Bhajanpura and Seemapuri are some localities where these camps are being organised.


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