Date of Publishing: 20 Jun 2011
Residents of Jayanagar were also educated about the registration process during the inauguration of a new Aadhaar enrollment centre.
A new Aadhaar enrollment centre was inaugurated in 11 Main, Jayanagar 4th Block on Sunday. As many as 50 residents of Jayanagar rushed to the newly opened Aadhaar centre to get registered for the unique identification card (UID card).
After the inauguration, Jayanagar MLA B M Vijaya Kumar said, "Aadhaar card acts as a special identity of an individual, but unfortunately very less number of people knows about this and other benefits of the card. So as soon as possible residents should understand the importance of having an Aadhaar card and this can happen only when people start communicating about its importance to others. I would like to urge those who are present here to communicate the benefits of Aadhaar to their friends, family members and others."
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Corporator C K Ramamurthy was also present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, he said, "Aadhaar card will give the identity of Indian citizens and at the same time it will also help to identify illegal immigrants and terrorists."
Muralidhara partner in Global ID Solution, to whom the work of registration has been outsourced, discussed in detail about the requirements for registration. "The formalities related to registration includes filling up of enrolment form and biometric verification that included finger impressions of all 10 fingers and iris capture. One should also carry proof of identity, address and date of birth. For the photo identity proof one can carry passport, pan card, ration card, voter ID, government photo ID card, photo credit card, Kissan photo passbook, freedom fighter photo card (any one proof). For the address proof one can give any one of the documents -- passport, bank statements, pass book, ration card, voter ID, driving licence, government photo ID card, insurance policy, arms licence, pensioner card, vehicle registration certificate," said Muralidhara.
For the date of birth proof one can given birth certificate, SSLC certificate, passport or certificate of date of birth issued by group A gazetted officer on letterhead, he added.
Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number, which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will issue for all residents. This card contains all the details about the holder and his family members, so the card can be used as an identity across the country. The number will be stored in a centralised database and linked to the basic demographics and biometric information like photograph, ten fingerprints and iris of each individual.