Delhi government sets up eAadhaar counters for temporary UID cards

February 4, 2013 - 

Recognizing that many Delhiites have registered for Aadhaar cards, but have not yet received their unique identity cards, the Delhi government has set up a temporary solution.

eAadhaar card counters have been set up in 13 of the districts where coverage is the poorest to allow applicants to get a temporary print-out of their unique identity card from the residential portal of the government.

“A number of people approached us, stating that even though their UID numbers have been generated, they are yet to receive the card. And they need to furnish the card at many places. So we decided to set up these counters, so that people have a print-out of the card, which they can use to avail various services,” Dharam Pal, secretary (revenue), Delhi government said in a Hindustan Times report.

Reported previously in, Biometric identification is now mandatory in New Delhi for those looking to register property or their marriage, among other revenue department services.

This now means that along with any other necessary documentation, an Aadhaar Unique Identification (UID) number or an enrollment slip proving biometric registration will be necessary to procure property in India. Since the revenue department’s Aadhaar mandate, the rest of the departments have decided to follow suit.

According to the Hindustan Times report, Delhi government officials said that from April 1 of this year, Aadhaar cards will be mandatory for accessing any Delhi government service.

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