At 1.5 lakh a day, Aadhaar registrations cross 16 crore in UP

Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued Aadhaar cards to 16 crore residents in Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Friday. India`s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh has a population of about 199,581,477 as per the 2011 Census.

“Around 1.5 Lakh residents are being enrolled for Aadhaar every day at 3,930 Permanent Enrolment Centres (PEC), 6,039 sweep mode machines and 3,785 tablets for children,” the official told IANS.

Allahabad is leading with 45.86 lakh Aadhaar card generations, followed by Lucknow with 40.54 lakh, and Kanpur with 37.85 lakh Aadhaar cards.

Most of the other people to be enrolled for Aadhaar belong to less than 18 years of age group and the UIADAI was making efforts for this group by covering children under the age of five years at Aanganwadi centres and those between five and 18 years at schools/colleges.

The state government has also instructed the concerned departments to speed up Aadhaar enrolment of the population not yet enrolled.

In order to speed up Aadhaar enrolment of students, continuous meetings with state education department and Basic Shikhsha Adhikaris (BSAs) are being held with the active enrolment agencies of their districts.

“It has been decided that BSAs of all districts will provide list of non-enrolled students to the UIDAI so that such students may get enrolled for Aadhaar at the earliest,” the official informed.

–IANS

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