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Soon, Delhiites to get their UID numbers

delhi Updated: Mar 08, 2011 00:48 IST
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You will soon be able to have your own unique identification (UID) number.

Putting the project on fast track, Delhi government has decided to start allotting “aadhar” or popularly called UID with the members of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. Senior Delhi government officials said the list of 8.77 lakh BPL families living in Delhi is ready and their enrollment can be started immediately.

The decision was taken in a review meeting chaired by chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Officials said they have already finalised the agencies that would carry out the enrolment of Delhiites.

Delhi government had started giving out UID to the city’s 40 lakh homeless in October 2010. With more than 2,000 homeless already given UID, officials said they now start enrolling the rest of Delhi.

“We have decided to deploy 3,000 machines for this purpose. A machine is capable of completing enrollment exercise of 50 persons in a single day. In a day, we will be able to enroll about 1.5 lakh people in a day. The numbers will be sent by speed post after 15 days of completion of enrollment process, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said