Punjab government has asked allits departments to collect Aadhaar number of those applying for any of their services and prepare a database for effective implementation of e-governance in the state.
The Governance Reforms department has asked all the departments to start collecting the Aadhaar number or acknowledgment number from the people at the time of service application or service delivery, and store it in their departmental database, an official release said here on Tuesday.
This initiative is being taken to identify the duplicate and bogus beneficiaries in the database, besides bringing transparency in the whole system, it added.
A communique has been issued to all Financial Commissioners, Administrative Secretaries saying that task force established under the Chief Secretary of Punjab to monitor various e-Governance projects has decided that all departments should take steps to share the benefits of State Resident Data Hub (SRDH) and Aadhaar Seeding for universal integration of Aadhaar with all departmental applications.
So far, 2.3 crore Aadhaar cards have been generated in the state.
SRDH is a state level subset of National Aadhaar Database called Central Identification Repository (CIDR), and it includes informations like Aadhaar number, name, address, date of birth, mobile number, email address and photograph of the residents, the release said.