AW metro: Aadhaar blues

March 13, 2013 11:09
AW metro: Aadhaar blues

With barely three days to go for the deadline to linking Aadhaar (unique identification number) cards with LPG gas connections, people are running pillar to posts in getting their names enrolled for the cards. The original deadline for Aadhaar card to get subsidized gas cylinder was in the second week of February. However, due to the continuous uproar from the opposition parties besides the public demand, the Centre has extended the deadline by a month. And now that deadline seems to be approaching at brisk speed and number of people for getting enrolled for Aadhaar is still-more or less-the same.

While telephone system came in to place a few days ago at some centres in Hyderabad for a swift enrollment, online system is also made available by the concerned authority. Astonishingly, when it came to Andhra Pradesh, the online slot booking for Aadhaar reportedly failed terribly.

In the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDIA) website, there's an option 'get an appointment.' Upon clicking this page, a user will be redirected to a new web page wherein one can enter details and submit the same for an appointment. What's even more astonishing is that in the state/ut option,  Andhra Pradesh is no where to be seen.

The public expressed their grievance over the same and asked the concerned officials to look into the same.

(AW Phani)

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