‘Aadhar Parishkar’ Service in Mee-Seva Centers
Hyderabad: AP Civil Supplies Minister D Sridhar Babu informed that a new service with the name ‘Aadhar Parishkar’ will be introduced for those who have applied for Aadhar card but did not receive the card due to postal department delay. He revealed that this service will be available in all mee-seva centres in Andhra Pradesh with in one week.
D Sridhar Babu people can approach the authorities by calling on 1100. He reviewed the Aadhar registration procedure with the authorities of various departments in Secretariat. Later he spoke to the media and informed that nearly 6.5 core people have already registered their details for Aadhar cards and the Unique identity number for 5.26 crore people is ready. Due to delay of postal department, many of them have not received their Aadhar cards, he said. There are nearly 6500 Aadhar registration centers in Andhra Pradesh and another 1900 centers will be set up soon. He said the government wants to complete the procedure of Aadhar cards in the coming two months. He assured that only after the registration process is completed, direct cash transfer for welfare schemes will be linked to Aadhar.
D Sridhar Babu also informed that biometric method will be implemented at ration shops to see that welfare schemes reach eligible people. This method can prevent irregularities in supply of rice and sugar. He informed that government of Andhra Pradesh will import onions from Nasik and will be sold to consumers for low cost through Rythu Bazaars.
Meanwhile, union minister Panabaka Lakshmi informed to the media that as per request of Andhra Pradesh government, the deadline for linking Aadhar card and subsidy gas cylinder supply is extended. She said direct cash transfer through Aadhar is good and will benefit poor people. The subsidy amount for domestic gas cylinders will be deposited in the accounts of customers before taking the delivery of gas cylinder.
Aadhar based direct cash transfer scheme was planned to implement in 51 districts in India. Among these five districts are in Andhra Pradesh. Issue of Aadhar cards is not completed in these districts. Thus state government of Andhra Pradesh requested the central government to extend the dead line for which central government agreed. Aadhar cards will be issued to everybody soon, she assured.