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Domestic helps, workers get Aadhar numbers at mega camps

delhi Updated: Apr 05, 2013 00:35 IST
Neelam Pandey

Thousands of domestic helps and other such workers in the Capital will now have an address and identity proof, courtesy mega Aadhar enrolment camps sponsored by the Delhi government.

Nearly 7,876 people got themselves enrolled at the camps organised by Samajik Suvidha Sangam, Mission Convergence, in collaboration with district administration. Majority of them were domestic helps.

Boosted by the response, the Delhi government has decided to hold more such camps.

Soon after the Delhi government made the unique identification number (UID) mandatory for accessing and availing of any state service — marriage certificates, registration of properties, pension card or even an LPG connection — there was a huge rush for enrolment.

These camps targeted people living in resettlement colonies, slums and unauthorised areas. As a majority of these people are illiterate, they used to find it difficult to fill up forms and complete other formalities. At the mega camps, volunteers helped them.

“A total of 18 camps were organised across the city. As the camps were organised in their colonies, it was convenient for them,” said a senior Delhi government official. The highest response was in west district where 1,433 people enrolled.

As per figures released in August, 1.34 crore Delhiites had enrolled themselves for the project, and 1.12 crore got cards.

The Delhi government has also tied up with the Unique Identification Authority of India for their Annashree Yojna. People also availed of other services related to health, education, revenue department, civic agencies labour department and others in the camps.

“At these camps, 79,429 people availed of these services,” added the official.