FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Sept 20: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that his government is committed to provide corruption-free governce and the Aadhaar, Jan Dhan Yoja besides direct benefit transfer will be the driving force in realising the commitment.
He shared this during a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey in his office at Civil Secretariat here yesterday.
Dr Pandey while briefing the chief minister on the benefits of Aadhaar informed that the main objective of Aadhaar was to empower people, provide a lifetime identity and is universally acceptable for availing all government benefit, an official communiqué informed here today.
"The Centre plans to link all the policy and programmes to Aadhaar which will positively impact on checking revenue leakage by avoiding duplicity and bogus entries," Pandey said.
He disclosed that out of 121 crore population of the country, 105 crore has already been enrolled under Adhaar. While in Aruchal Pradesh, 8 lakhs population have been enrolled till date.
The CEO further disclosed that UIDAI has sanctioned 10 crore for Aruchal Pradesh for enrolling the left out population. Appreciating the effort, he underscored the need to cover the left out population of 5 lakhs of the state to be urgently enrolled under Aadhaar so that benefits of all the government programmes are directly reaped by the people.
He asked the Chief Secretary to provide all possible support to complete the remaining enrolment in shortest time.
Khandu assured that he would take up with Fince Minister to issue directives to all banking institutions to support in banking all the unbanked villages. Possibilities would also be worked out to take the help of Para-military forces for enrolment purposes in the remote villages along the front areas where road network is not available.
Discussion were also held on taking the help of Asha workers, Anganwadi workers and teachers to ensure timely enrolment of cent percent population of the state, the communiqué added.