Govt issues over 57 cr Aadhaar cards till Jan

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Government has issued 57.62 crore Aadhaar cards till January 31, and there is no denial of enrolment to people who don't have document-based proof of identity, Parliament was informed today.

People not having document based identity and address proof can avail of introducer-based enrolment.

"Persons desirous of enrolling for Aadhaar, who do not possess document based proof of identity and address, can avail of introducer based enrolment," Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Planning Rajeev Shukla said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

He was replying to a question whether people living in one room rented accommodation in slum-like enclosures in urban areas and slums are denied Aadhaar cards on account of not having proper residence proof.

"Currently, state government registrars have notified about 3,700 introducers, and a total of 2.1 lakh persons have been introduced in the enrolment packet pertaining to each such introduced person," Shukla said.

The introducer can be a government employee, elected local body member, a postman, a teacher, a health worker, a doctor, an aganwadi or Asha worker or a representative of local NGOs, he said.

As per the norms, the introducer needs to submit a written declaration of his intention to be an introducer and accept the responsibility for introducing people personally known to him.

Also, the person is required to provide his/her biometrics as a token of proof of introduction.

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