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UID enrolment gains pace, yet long wait for many applicants

india Updated: Nov 04, 2011 01:24 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times

Around 85,000 residents of the Millennium City have been enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID). The target is to cover Gurgaon’s 60% population. Many residents have already been provided with the UID number whereas others are yet to get it. As per the 2011 census, Gurgaon has a population of 15.14 lakhs.

A campaign initiated in the city in June this year has finally picked up pace. Talking about it 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".

These enrolment centres are working seven days a week. Some residents complain that though they got themselves enrolled when the campaign started, still they have not received the UID number.

“Though it takes 45 to 90 days in getting the UID, but still if one does not get the same then they can check the status online with the help of 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,” said RK Singh.

The UID number is not only a number or a card, it is a unifying attribute of all the cards. In other words, you may have four to five cards from different sources but all of them will have the same UID that will act as a unifier.