“I have committed to the people of Arunachal for a corruption free governance and the Aadhaar, Jan Dhan Yojana and the direct benefit transfer will be the driving force in realising this commitment”, said Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
He shared this during a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey when he called on CM at his office at Civil Secretariat today.
Dr. Pandey while briefing the CM on the benefits of Aadhaar informed that the main objective of Aadhaar is to empower people, provide a lifetime identity and is universally acceptable for availing all government benefit. Government of India plans to link all the policy and programmes to Aadhaar which will positively impact on checking revenue leakage by avoiding duplicity and bogus entries.
He disclosed that out of 121 Cr population of the country, 105 cr has already been enrolled under Adhaar. While in Arunachal Pradesh, 8 lakhs population have been enrolled till date. The CEO further disclosed that UIDAI has sanctioned 10 Crs for Arunachal Pradesh for enrolling the left out population.
Appreciating the effort, he underscored the need to cover the left out population of 5 lakhs of the state to be urgently enrolled under Aadhaar so that benefits of all the Government programmes are directly reaped by the people. He asked the Chief Secretary to provide all possible support to complete the remaining enrolment in shortest time.
CM assured that he would take up with Finance Minister to issue directives to all banking institutions to support in banking all the unbanked villages. Possibilities would also be worked out to take the help of Para-military forces for enrolment purposes in the remote villages along the front areas where road network is not available.
Discussion were also held on taking the help of Aasha workers, Anganwadi workers and teachers to ensure timely enrolment of cent percent population of the state.