If you still don’t have a unique identification (UID) card, it is time to get yourself one. After the Delhi government’s revenue department made the UID number mandatory for most transactions, other departments have decided to follow suit.
Come January 1, and the UID card will be compulsory for accessing most of the government’s services.
The Hindustan Times was the first to report the revenue department’s decision to make the UID compulsory for public dealings.
“We have already made it mandatory in some of our districts and from January 1, it will cover all services provided by the revenue department. We have started an awareness campaign,” said Dharam Pal, secretary (revenue).
It has also re-designed its forms currently used for property, marriage registration and for other purposes to include the UID number component.
Figures released in August state a total of 1.3 crore Delhiites had enrolled themselves for the project in the first phase. (See box)
The second phase has already started. According to the officials, approximately 40 lakh more people will be added.
“We have started informing people whenever they visit the district offices. Those who still don’t have UID cards can get it made from any deputy commissioner’s office. We have started special camps for this purpose too,” said a senior official.