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UID enrolment gains momentum

With around 85,000 residents of the Millennium City enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) card, the target to cover 60% of Gurgaon’s population seems well in sight. As per the 2011 census, the city has a population of 15.14 lakh. Divya Sethi reports.

india Updated: Nov 05, 2011 01:08 IST
Divya Sethi

With around 85,000 residents of the Millennium City enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) card, the target to cover 60% of Gurgaon’s population seems well in sight. As per the 2011 census, the city has a population of 15.14 lakh.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) aims to issue every resident a unique number linked to the resident's demographic and biometric information, which they can use to identify themselves anywhere in India, and to access a host of benefits and services. The number (referred to until now as the 'UID') has been named Aadhaar.

The campaign initiated in June this year in Gurgaon has finally picked up pace.

RK Singh, director, operations, Calance Software Private Limited, the company which has been awarded the contract in the city, said, "When we started, the response was not very good. But now people have started understanding the importance of this".

With enrolment centres working seven days a week, many residents have already been provided with the UID number. However, some complained that though they got themselves enrolled when the campaign started, still they have not received the UID number.

“It generally takes 45 to 90 days but if one does not get the card on time, they can check the status online with the help of the receipt they were issued at the time of enrolment. They can check if they have been enrolled or not and also the status of the card,” Singh said.