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UID project: Only 27% of Delhiites covered so far

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 23, 2011
First Published: 23:44 IST(23/9/2011) | Last Updated: 23:49 IST(23/9/2011)

Under the Unique Identification (UID) — Aadhar project of the government, 27% of the city's population has been covered so far.


However, the slow pace with which the project is moving has raised concern among authorities about meeting the project deadline.

In a review meeting held on Friday, state revenue minister AK Walia instructed the agencies concerned to speed up the enrollment work. Instead of the current average of enrolling 69,763 people in a day, Walia asked to increase the number of enrollments per day to at least 1.25 lakh people.

The early completion of the process will provide unique identification to residents for a number of purposes. It will also put an end to duplication in claiming benefits under various welfare schemes.

Walia said that stern action will be taken against non-performing agencies. The revenue minister has already instructed to forfeit the security deposit of the agency in-charge of enrollment work in east and south districts. These two districts are at the bottom of the list as far as the percentage of enrolment done is concerned. In all, 10 agencies have been involved in the project.

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