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.