Aadhar facility available in 18,000 post offices, bank branches

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The government’s mission to increase the number of centres equipped to deal with Aadhar requests has paid dividend, with around 18,000 such centres established in the premises of bank branches and post offices across the country.

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Around 18,000 Aadhar enrolment centres have been established in banks and post offices across the country.

Banks were requested to establish an Aadhar facility in around 10 per cent of their branches, with the total number of centres expected to go up to around 26,000. The CEO of UIDAI, Ajay Bhushan Pandey, stated this.

While around 8,000 Bank Aadhar Kendras have been set up in post offices, bank branches house around 10,000 of them currently.

The UIDAI has set a target of having these centres in around 13,800 bank branches, in addition to having them in 13,000 post offices.

With regards to the number of enrolments, banks were initially given a target of 16 enrolments per day (per centre), which has now been reduced by half. They are expected to complete a minimum of 8 updations/enrolments per day starting July 1 2018, with this number increasing to 12 from October 1 2018. The original target of 16 enrolments will be active once again from January 1 2019.

Source: The Hindu

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