The AADHAAR registration of newborn babies got started in the state from December 19, with the allotment of AADHAAR cards.
About the drive:
This drive has aimed to cover 54 lakh children of the age group of 0-6 years. The aim of the first phase of this drive is to cover ten districts and is going on under the aegis of the Social Welfare department.
Initiation of the drive:
The drive was initiated at the auditorium of the Assam Social Welfare Department Council in the presence of the Principal Secretary of the Social Welfare Department, Mukesh Sahu, Director Bibhas Modi and the Assistant Director-General of UIDAI (regional office), Kapil Jambhulkar.
Assistant Director-General of UIDAI (regional office), Kapil Jambhulkar said, “The drive is going on with full support from the UIDAI to the State Social Welfare department. This drive does not take a child’s biometrics till it attains six years of age. It only takes their photos and links their AADHAAR cards with those of their parents. The drive takes the fingerprints of children aged over five years of age.”
“AADHAAR card will be a supporting document at the time of enrolling a child in school and for other purposes. I hope Assam will make this drive a success,” he further added.