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CM sets March 31 deadline for complete Aadhar shift

delhi Updated: Feb 23, 2013 01:53 IST
HT Correspondent
Aadhar registration

March 31 is the deadline the Delhi chief minister has given the revenue department to get the entire population registered under Aadhar.

While reviewing the implementation of the direct benefit transfer scheme and Aadhar enrollment in the city, Dikshit said that 94 per cent of the population has been enrolled for the UID number and the remaining will be covered by March.

The meeting was attended by Delhi food and supplies minister Haroon Yusuf, chief secretary DM Spolia, chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani, divisional commissioner and other senior officers.

Dikshit said those who have still not enrolled themselves should do it soon as they would not be able to avail of the benefits of various government schemes.

"There are a number of places from where people can get themselves enrolled such as the deputy commissioner offices, SDM offices, gender resource centres, electors photo ID card centres. Aadhar is going to be essential for availing benefits under various social sector schemes of the city government," said Dikshit.

According to officials, while 20,000 beneficiaries have already been linked with Aadhar for direct cash transfer under the Annashree Yojana - a cash subsidy of R600 will be provided to poor households - 80,000 will have to be linked by the end of the year.

The implementation of nine centrally-sponsored schemes under Aadhar-based direct cash transfer mode was also discussed in the meeting.