To further strengthen the Aadhaar ecosystem, new adult enrolments will only happen after the due verification processes is carried out by the UT Administration. Smt. Bhawna Garg, the Deputy Director General, UIDAI, Regional Office, Chandigarh met and briefed Sh. Dharam Pal, Advisor to the Administrator, Chandigarh (UT) about the new initiative.
Since UT Chandigarh has already achieved over 100 percent Aadhaar saturation for 18 plus age-group, therefore for every new Aadhaar enrolment application for 18 plus resident of Chandigarh, the government officials will verify the credentials of the applicants by approaching them individually.
On an average about 100 new Aadhaar enrolments for 18 plus age category are received on monthly basis by UIDAI. Residents are advised to cooperate for the smooth enrolment process.
Sh. Dharam Pal further emphasized that Aadhaar enrolment camps will be held in all schools and Anganwadis to cover all pending Aadhaar enrolments of children and mandatory biometric updations at age 5 and 15 years, to achieve higher Aadhaar Saturation.
In addition, Smt. Bhawna Garg also informed that the residents who have not updated their Aadhaar for the last 8-10 years are advised to update Aadhaar with their proof of identity and address for ‘Document Update’ so that they can continue to avail the benefits of all the Aadhaar linked schemes/services.