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Aadhaar still a non-priority for JK
5/9/2019 11:22:29 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Early Times Report

Srinagar, May 9: In an example of administrative inertia, Jammu and Kashmir is almost at the bottom as far as issuance of Aadhaar to people is concerned.
This could be gauged from the fact that in the age group of 0-5, out of 1537339 population in JK, only 279580 Aadhaar have been assigned comprising 18.2 percentage of population. Jammu and Kashmir is almost at the bottom among all states in the country.
The Unique Identification Authority of India figures reveal that only 1048375 people comprising 76.9 percent have been assigned the Aadhaar among a population of 13635010.
J&K is only ahead of states like Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Assam where 57.1, 28.4, and 14.3 percent population have been assigned Aadhaar, respectively, the figures reveal.
After launching Aadhaar Programme in India in 2009, the Government of India issued directions for linking/seeding Aadhaar with various schemes so that benefits of the same could percolate directly to the beneficiaries and middle-men system is checked.
Though many states in North India made remarkable achievements in Aadhaar seeding with Public Distribution System, Direct Benefit Transfer (LPG subsidy) named as PAHAL, Scholarship Schemes and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme etc, Jammu and Kashmir continued to lag behind because of lack of interest from the concerned departments.
The seeding of Aadhaar with Public Distribution System was mooted as this can be a potent tool for the Government in making the PDS more effective and ensuring delivery of food entitlements to the genuine persons.
The Aadhar project was announced with much fanfare by the state government in August 2010 and was started in 2013.
The facility was expected to reduce the hassle of repeatedly proving identity by various documents to avail services like opening a bank account and obtaining passport or driving license.
For people living below the poverty line and those entitled to various government-run welfare programmes, the number and the biometric data will help identify the beneficiaries and stop misuse of the schemes.
The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 was introduced by Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley, in Lok Sabha on March 3, 2016. The Bill intends to provide for targeted delivery of subsidies and services to individuals residing in India by assigning them unique identity numbers, called Aadhaar numbers.
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