Dr A.B. Pandey, CEO of UIDAI who is on a visit to the state capital said that all efforts are being made to complete registration of Adhar Card by March’17 in Arunachal Pradesh. He informed this on Monday in a press conference at the Chief Secretary’s Conference Hall where Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin and Principal Secretary Home Satya Gopal attended.
The Director General while briefing the media about the progress made on Adhar Card in the state informed that so far sixty two percent residents of the state have received Adhar Card which comprises of approximately nine lakh persons and the remaining portion of the residents would be facilitated with Adhar Card by March 2016. In order to achieve this target required machines numbering 300 and also financial assistance to the tune of Rupees Three crores out of the earmarked with Rupees Ten crores for the purpose would be provided to the state immediately. In order to implement the scheme all Deputy Commissioners would be appointed as Registrars while Circle Officers would be made as Enrolment Officers. He further informed that enrolment for Adhar Card would resume by October 15th of the current year.
Describing his meeting with the Chief Minister and Deputy Commissioners and Secretaries as very productive, Dr Pandey said that the Chief Minister has emphasized on the full implementation of the scheme on time by seeding Adhar Cards with bank accounts of card holders. To queries of the press about refusals of banks to link Adhar Cards with bank accounts, he advised them to lodge complaints with bank authorities and assured that he would discuss the matter with senior bank officers in SLBC meetings.
So far the performance of Arunachal Pradesh is the best in the state in the North-East leaving aside Tripura and required modalities for fast-tracking the implementation of Adhar Card have been discussed in detail with the Chief Minister and DCs and Secretaries, he added.
The Chief Secretary welcoming Dr Pandey said that modalities for appointing Banking Correspondents to be drawn from members of ASHAs and Anganwadi Workers for effective implementation of the centre’s financial inclusion system has also been discussed in detail so that all benefits of government are received by citizens. She also informed that in the state only one lakh and sixty thousand residents have opened bank accounts and appointment of Banking Correspondents who will discharge banking services for Adhar Card holders especially in fur-flung areas would help facilitate implementation of the scheme of Direct Benefit to citizens.