UIDAI: Aadhaar enrolment, updation must for children

221 centres offering this facility in the Jalandhar district, says DC Ghanshyam Thori

UIDAI: Aadhaar enrolment, updation must for children

UIDAI Deputy Director General Bhawna Garg emphasised the need for Aadhaar enrolment for all children besides updating their biometrics at the age of five and 15 years. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 20

UIDAI Deputy Director General Bhawna Garg emphasised the need for Aadhaar enrolment for all children besides updating their biometrics at the age of five and 15 years. While reviewing the Aadhaar enrolment and updation at a meeting with Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori, the DDG stated that updation of biometrics of children, including their fingerprints and iris scan, was a must.

Garg said Aadhaar is for all age groups, even a new born child can get Aadhaar adding the mandatory biometric updation in Aadhaar at age of 5 years and 15 years is free of cost.

Aadhaar enrolment is free of cost and for any demographic updation such as address, update/correction in name, date of birth, gender, only Rs 50 are charged. However, services like biometric updates i.e. change in photograph or updating iris or fingerprints in Aadhaar could be availed at a fee of Rs 100, she added. In case of overcharging, residents can lodge grievances on toll free number 1947.

The DDG added that the resident must check their details carefully while enrolling/updating for Aadhaar as there was a limit for updating details like name, date of birth and gender in Aadhaar. While name in Aadhaar can be updated twice, date of birth can be updated once and also gender can be corrected once, she said adding that Aadhaar also offers self-service update facility to residents, who want to update demographics information in Aadhaar including name, gender, date of birth and address.

She mentioned that to update demographics details online, the resident needs to log in to https://ssup.uidai .gov.in/ssup/. However, it is essential that the mobile number of the applicant is registered in Aadhaar to avail online updation facility.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori assured that there were 221 Aadhaar centres running in the district and the district administration will ensure citizens get easy access and hassle free services.

Seed ball plantation campaign launched

  • Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori inaugurated the nutritional security campaign propagating the use of seed ball plantation technique on Tuesday. He said the Horticulture Department, Punjab, is already working to encourage the farmers for adoption of fruits, flowers, vegetables, mushrooms, bee keeping, silk farming, etc
  • Seed balls of various fruit seeds have been prepared and will be planted across the state to increase the number of fruit plants. It will not only keep the environment clean but also will provide nutritional security to the needy people through fruits in coming years
  • A total of 13,000 seed balls will be planted under the campaign in the Jalandhar district. The seeds of guava, jamun, dheyun and bael fruits have been used in these seed balls. The seed balls would be distributed to different villages for plantation
  • Initiating the plantation drive, Dr Lal Bahadur and Dr Sukhdip Singh, both assistant director, Horticulture, started seed ball plantation at Randhawa Masandan village under their observation

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