Panaji, May 13, 2016 …. Chief Secretary, Shri R.K. Srivastava has said that the state of Goa has achieved almost  100% coverage under UIDAI in the age group of 18 years and above.  The target, now, is to cover the age group of 0 to 5 years to achieve cent percent coverage and provide Aadhar Card in a stipulated period.

The Government has decided to set up permanent enrollment centres and press into service Mobile units to enable residents enrolls under Aadhar. These Mobile Units will cover each and every taluka and villages he added.

Chief Secretary was speaking after inaugurating the workshop on Sensitization of Aadhar Eco System/ Platform for Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, Jt. Secretaries, Under Secretaries,  Heads of Department and Senior Officers organized by Directorate of Planning Statistics and Evaluation, Government of Goa in collaboration with Unique Identification Authority of India ( UIDAI), Regional Office, Mumbai at Secretariat, Porvorim today.

Speaking further Shri Srivastava said that enrollment of Aadhar for every citizen of Goa is necessary so as to avail the benefits of various schemes, subsidies, financial assistance and services of the Government. Government has decided to link various schemes with  Aadhar number to avoid duplication.  This will ensure that the deserving people get the benefits of the schemes, he added.

The Chief Secretary emphasized the need to create awareness among the people to get enrolled under Aadhar. He said to have 100 % enrolment for Aadhar Card PHC centers, GMC, will be utilized to get one enrolled with Aadhar Card.   Village Panchayat, Anganwadi Centres, Schools will also be utilized for Mobile unit on specific dates to cover entire population under Aadhar card in a time bound manner, he remarked.

Shri Sumnesh Joshi, Asst Director General, Unique Identification Authority of India, Regional Office, Mumbai said that Parliament has already passed the Aadhar Act which envisages providing good governance efficient and transparent delivery of services includes subsidy to beneficiaries. Aadhar card will be linked with mobile number and used for banking purpose, he pointed.

Shri Daulat Hawaldar, Secretary Finance/ Planning, Statastics and Evaluation was also present on the occasion.

Shri S. Shanbhogue, Director, DPSE welcomed the guests.


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