GUWAHATI, Sept 1 - Data collection process for Aadhaar Card by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) would roll out in the State from December 1 next.
Official sources said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reviewed the budget announcement implementation status of General Administration Department (GAD), Secretariat Administration Department (SAD), Judicial and Legislative Departments at Chief Minister�s Conference Room at Janata Bhawan.
It was informed in the meeting by GAD that data collection process for Aadhaar Card by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) would roll out from December 1. Biometric and demographic data of the people in the State will be collected and the whole process would be completed within one year. Only in Assam and Jammu & Kashmir, the Aadhaar enrolment process has not been rolled out so far.
The Chief Minister said that local vendors must be engaged in the data collection for Aadhaar and they should be given an opportunity to find employment through the whole process that entails expenditure of Rs 160 crore for providing Aadhaar Card to 3 crore 18 lakh people of the State. The Chief Minister also remarked that Aadhaar Card would benefit those students going to study outside the State where Aadhaar is mandatory for admission into educational institutes and asked GAD to ensure completion of the process within one year. He also asked the Department to undertake massive awareness campaigns through street plays and short films for making the people aware about the importance of Aadhaar Card in the state.
The Chief Minister also directed SAD for identifying land on a priority basis for construction of the Mini Secretariat at Barak Valley which would generate a sense of belonging in the people of the Valley and dispel the feelings of alienation among the people there from the Brahmaputra Valley. The Secretariat would facilitate smooth delivery of various services to the people living in Barak Valley and speed up the growth of the region, Sonowal said.
The matter of betterment of Assam Bhawans at various places in the country was also taken up in the meeting and the Chief Minister directed the SAD to train up the officials and staffs of the Assam Bhawans to make them deliver people friendly services. He also said that Assam Bhawans must deliver services round the clock to sick patients travelling from the State and they must liaise with the local hospitals for smooth completion of procedures for availing medical facilities.
The Chief Minister also said that a total of 399 posts advertised to be filled up at Janata Bhawan indicate the Government�s commitment to rejuvenate the system and also open avenues for employment to the state�s youths. He also asked the Judicial Department to take urgent action for filling up 200 vacant posts of Notary in the Judicial Courts as it would ramp up the judicial process.