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Aadhaar Seva Kendra Established at Ghaziabad

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & Information Technology and General V.K Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Civil Aviation have recently inaugurated the 5th Aadhaar Seva Kendra in UP at Ghaziabad.

Aadhar Seva KendraThe ASK can handle requests from 1000 residents per day.

On this occasion, Rajeev Chandrasekhar congratulated everyone and said that this public facility is dedicated purely to the residents of Ghaziabad. He mentioned his old connection with the city as he spent 2 years of his life, as a student, staying at the Hindon airbase, since his father was an officer in the Indian Airforce.

He spoke about the vision of PM Narendra Modi on Digital India which lays out 3 broad outcomes for Technology to achieve in a developing country like India.

He also cited the example of an indigenously developed CoWIN platform that has facilitated vaccination of over 100 crore people in India and is now the most sought-after platform among various counties for managing their vaccination program.

Talking about Aadhaar, he said that around 313 central government schemes have been notified to use Aadhaar for leak-proof delivery of various social welfare benefits like PM-KISAN, PM Aawaas Yojana, PM Jan Arogya Yojana, PAHAL, MGNREGA, National Social Security Assistance Programme, PDS (in-kind benefits through Aadhaar authentication), etc.

He later added that the savings made to the public exchequer owing to the use of Aadhaar and DBT, primarily due to weeding out of fake and duplicate beneficiaries, have been estimated to be to the tune of Rupees 1.78 lakh crores (as of Mar 2020; as per DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat).

Speaking on the occasion General V.K Singh thanked the government for starting the ASK in Ghaziabad.

He said that this center will make aadhaar related services for residents easy. Now people can update their aadhaar and also enroll for Aadhaar at the center.

Saurav Garg, CEO of UIDAI said that UIDAI plans to operate 166 ASKs in 122 cities throughout India. So far establishment of 58 ASKs completed and started functioning. All the ASKs are air-conditioned, designed with adequate seating capacity and also Divyang friendly.

He emphasized that UIDAI is moving forward by making aadhaar services easier for citizens. In this direction, we are focusing on online aadhaar update services where residents can update their aadhaar using the mobile app and also by visiting the self-service update portal of UIDAI he added.

Speaking on the occasion Nitish Sinha, ADG, UIDAI RO Lucknow said that this is the 5th Aadhaar Seva Kendra in UP after Agra, Lucknow, Prayagraj & Meerut. He further said that the dry run has started in ASKs at Gonda & Varanasi and very soon the dry run will start at Moradabad & Saharanpur.

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