State to set up Aadhaar card correction centres

The New Year has arrived with good news for those Aadhaar card owners who have received cards with erroneous details. The Information and Technology (IT) department of the state government is going to set up 2,000 correction centres across the state to correct incorrect data in the Unique Identification (UID) cards. The card owners can go to the correction centres and get their details corrected by filling up a form.

Work in progress: An Aadhaar camp at work at the Jayantilal Vaishnav municipal school in Ghatkopar. File pic

The best part? These correction centres will be permanent in nature.

According to the IT department, the correction centres will be opened across the state within the next three months. Employees from various government offices will be trained to carry out the job.

“The centres will be set up in both urban and rural areas. There will be one correction centre for every 50,000 people,” said Rajesh Agarwal, secretary, IT department. “We will buy around 2,000 computers and set them up at gram panchayats, zilla parishads and municipal corporation offices,” he added.

5 crore more to go
According to the IT department, around 10 crore people in the state have to enrol for the Aadhaar card. As of now, over 4.5 crore people have been covered under the scheme. “We expect to enrol the rest by next year,” said Agarwal.

The existing private agencies that were given the responsibility of enrolment, will not be involved in the correction process.

The IT department is not sure how many people, who have received their UID number cards, will turn up for corrections. Hence, the private agencies have not shown any interest. 

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