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UID for every Delhiite by October this year

delhi Updated: May 24, 2011 00:28 IST
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Every Delhiite will have Unique Identification (UID) number by October 2011. Delhi divisional commissioner Dharmendra, who is also the implementing officer for the UID project in Delhi, said the exercise to enroll the residents of Delhi has been put on the fast track and the time during the summer vacations would be utilized to achieve the target.

"The enrolment of people is already on in north-west and south-west districts. We have finalised enrolment agencies for the remaining seven districts and enrolment work shall start in first week of June. Efforts are being made to utilise the summer vacations for maximum number of enrolments by using the space available in schools," Dharmendra said

According to officials, the process to allot UID to 5.4 lakh people who have already registered themselves is on and the number shall reach them soon, he added.

Delhi government had started giving out UID to the city's 70,000 homeless in October 2010. For the rest of the city the process was started in January 2011.

"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," a senior revenue department official said who is associated with the project.

UID — 'Aadhaar' in government's parlance — is a 12-digit unique number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is issuing to all citizens of India.