Only beneficiaries of thirteen government schemes and LPG connection holders are entitled to register for the Aadhaar card, said Apurva Wankhede, in-charge of UID scheme department.
Therefore, other citizens should not gather at the Aadhaar registration centres in the district. Around 35,000 of the 76,366 persons benefiting from the schemes have received the card from the district UID scheme department so far. The LPG consumers would able to register for the UID card from March 1. There are around
22 lakh LPG consumers in the district. “After March 15, other citizens can register for the Aadhaar card. Every citizen will get a UID card and there is no reason to panic. However, all the UID card machines are installed and dedicated for the beneficiaries of the schemes and LPG consumers,” said Wankhede.
The Centre has stressed on speeding up the work as the government transfers money directly into the bank account of the beneficiary. For such a process, it is mandatory for one to possess UID card. In the district, there are eight Central Government departments under which 13 schemes are currently active for the people.