NEED SPECIAL EFFORT TO COVER LEFT OUT POPULATION: CS
In an effort to promote Aadhaar usage by states, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Regional Office (RO) Guwahati organised a state level workshop on “Recent Initiatives for Simplifying Aadhaar Usage” at the Administrative Training Institute, Kohima on Monday.
According to a DIPR report, special guest of the workshop, chief secretary Nagaland, J Alam stressed that Aadhaar was essential in availing various social welfare schemes. He urged upon the residents to get registered for Aadhaar to receive benefits under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
Alam also stressed that special effort should be undertaken in order to cover the left out population.
UIDAI CEO, Dr. Saurabh Garg elaborated on the progress made by Aadhaar in the past decade and informed that the Aadhaar authentication provided an instant mechanism to prove one’s identity through online authentication.
He emphasised that UIDAI will continue its efforts to improve ease of living for residents and urged upon the government of Nagaland to implement DBT in every service delivery schemes.
UIDAI, RO Guwahati, deputy director general, Devajit Khound said Aadhaar with its inherent features of uniqueness, authentication, financial address and e-KYC has helped government authorities to directly reach residents for delivery of various subsidies, benefits and services.
Devajit Khound stressed on the use of Aadhaar in every social welfare schemes to bring transparency in the existing system and urged upon the state government that benefits would be provided to the beneficiaries through Aadhaar enabled payment system for last mile delivery. DBT mission, deputy secretary Devendra Kumar highlighted various features on DBT and the implementation procedures.
Officials from UIDAI also spoke on the importance of DBT and the issuance of Section-7 gazetted notifications for schemes and benefits disbursed from the state consolidated fund.
Discussions pertaining to Section 4(4)(b)(ii) was also held for issuance of notification under Good Governance.
Various sessions at the workshop deliberated on Aadhaar features, key developments on usage of Aadhaar, data privacy & information security. Best practices adopted by the state were also explained.
The workshop was attended by secretary, finance, Sushil Kumar Patel, commissioner Nagaland, Rovilatuo Mor and other officials of the state government.