Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has targeted to achieve 100 percent Aadhaar enrollment by December 31 this year.
It had earlier targeted to achieve it by October 31 this year.
While it was targeted to enroll around 4.43 crore persons taking into account the expected population of 2015. However, Aadhaar numbers of around 3.45 persons have been generated by August end.
The state government has covered around 78% population so far.
Similarly, Aadhaar seeding of the beneficiaries of public distribution system has been around 69% against the national seeding average of around 61%. The seeding in MGNREGA has gone up to 61%.
Reviewing the progress, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Wednesday directed the collectors to adopt the method of gram Panchayat level saturation model for the enrolment.
Padhi also directed the collectors to give special focus on Anganwadi centers, schools, and hostels for Aadhaar enrolment of the students left so far. The collectors were further advised to make use of the house to house SSA survey data available in school and mass education department.
Now the district wise work plans have been put in place for the enrollment of balance 99.36 lakh persons. The majority of this population is in the age group of 0-17 years.
MVS Rami Reddy, Deputy Director General UADAI said, “We would deploy a number of kits in Odisha as soon as possible. The district administrations are taking proactive steps and the enrolment has been expedited. We hope to complete 100% enrollment by end of December this year.”
The state government has requested Unique Identification authority of India (UDAI) to enhance the deployment of kits and operators along with necessary equipment and staff to 2550.