Noida, July 16: The Aadhaar enrollment process is limping in Noida after the government asked the agencies to shift their base to government offices. Due to the fresh orders issued by the government, the enrollment agencies, according to a media report, have pulled down their shutters. Last month, on June 20, UIDAI had asked the agencies to shift base to either government offices or municipal premises latest by August 31.
UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) is the authority that issues Aadhar cards, it is a government agency.
According to a report in The Times of India, to make the job easy at a fast pace, UIDAI had pulled in few banks as ‘registrars’ that were responsible for enrollment of people for the UID number and the banks then joined hands with the third-party agencies for the job.
If local operators in Noida are to be believed, since the beginning of July, the IDs of around 60 per cent operators at these agencies were shut and the applicants who came to their door step were asked to show up after few days as the server was down.
Noida is now left with 31 centres while earlier the number was 50. Senior Manager of one of the agencies, ‘Karvy Computershare Private Limited’, told TOI that due to the stringent norms laid out by the government in safeguarding the personal data many agencies were blacklisted and some backed out as they could not adhere to the strictness. The manager also said that shifting base to government premises will pull operators as responsible for data leakage, overcharging etc.
The Supreme Court of India had asked the central government to make sure of safeguarding the personal details after the latter asked citizens to link Pan to Aadhaar.