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Govt will work on Aadhaar's enrolment, updation services: Prasad to CSCs

Village-level Entrepreneurs or VLEs, who run CSCs, have been asking the govt to allow them to restart Aadhaar enrolment and updation services, after the UIDAI stopped Aadhaar work through such centres

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government will look into common service centres' (CSCs) appeal that they be allowed to carry out Aadhaar-related work such as enrolment and updation services, Prasad said Tuesday.

"I can only tell you that and I will together look for some way out on ..We will certainly do something...so that you all continue to be connected with the public, training, security, updation...," Prasad said addressing Village Level Enterpreneurs at an event here.

Prasad said some discussions are taking place over the matter but did not disclose any details.

Village-level Entrepreneurs or VLEs, who run CSCs, have been asking the government to allow them to restart Aadhaar enrolment and updation services, after the (UIDAI) stopped Aadhaar work through such centres nearly a year back.
 

The VLEs have been unhappy with the decision, contending that they had invested money in purchasing equipment and in training manpower for Aadhaar-related work.

Making a strong pitch on behalf of these centres, Chief said that Aadhaar had helped people in rural India get an identity, and that the 12 digit identifier should be allowed to remain the 'aadhaar' or foundation for as well.
 

"Aadhaar should remain the basis for and help people in rural India to get an identity. If can do anything on Aadhaar, update or enrolment, they will do a good job...When we are providing other services for the masses, then CSCs can also do Aadhaar-related work," Tyagi said.

CSCs act as access points for delivery of digital services and there are nearly three lakh such centres operating across the country today.

Apart from delivering essential government and public utility services, CSCs also deliver a range of social welfare schemes, financial services, education and skill development courses, healthcare, and digital literacy.

First Published: Tue, November 27 2018. 17:45 IST
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