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Haryana govt de-links UID from PDS in 17 districts

Keeping in view the slow enrolment of Haryana residents for the unique identification number (UID) - known as Aadhaar - due to its linkage with the project of public distribution system (PDS), the Haryana government has decided to de-link this project from the PDS project in 17 districts.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 09, 2012 11:51 IST
HT Correspondent

Keeping in view the slow enrolment of Haryana residents for the unique identification number (UID) - known as Aadhaar - due to its linkage with the project of public distribution system (PDS), the Haryana government has decided to de-link this project from the PDS project in 17 districts.

Enrolments in four districts - Ambala, Gurgaon, Sonepat and Karnal - will remain connected with the PDS project.

A spokesman for the information technology department said additional chief secretary and financial commissioner, revenue, is the state registrar for the UID project in Haryana. The IT department has been made the nodal agency.

Accordingly, the Haryana state UID registrar has invited bids from enrolment agencies (EAs) empanelled by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for carrying out UID enrolment. Request for Quotation (RFQ) was released on June 21 for selection of the agencies and the process was underway.

He said that bulk of enrolments in Phase-II are targeted to be completed within the first six months of commencement of the project with the remaining enrolments to be carried out and completed in a two month follow-up period.

Given the capacity constraints related to certified equipment and operators that are generally available with the EAs, the state has been divided into seven geographic clusters and each of them would get allocated to a separate agency so as to achieve a high degree of parallel operations.