Enrollment for the much talked about UID or Aadhaar scheme is expanding in Bangalore starting this week.
In addition to post offices, exclusive Aadhar enrollment centres have started functioning in the city from August 17. They are set up by the Centre for e-Governance (CEG) of the state government.
Also, in a move that indicates the state government’s intent to enable widespread access, enrollment centres are also being setup within residential communities as well.
From August 17, 9 day centres and 5 night centres have been set up for the general public. This is the first phase of enrolment; there is no deadline for completing enrolment.
Day centres function from 8 am to 8 pm, and night centres from 10 pm to 6 am. The day centres will have 10 stations on average; there are 90 stations for all centres combined. The night venues are set up in Bangalore One centres in Airport road, JP Nagar, Malleswaram, Koramangala and Vijayanagara. There will be only one counter per centre.
An official at CEG says it will shortly launch a web portal with a detailed list of centres on a map along with a system to book appointments.
The second phase starts on August 30, in which 10 new centres will be introduced. Five of them will be walk-in centres which will have a total of 63 stations. The other five are Bangalore One centres, which is exclusively for those who take appointments. The appointment-based centres will have two stations each (total of 10). These centres function from 8 am to 8 pm.
Based on demand from institutions and welfare associations, enrolment centres will be set up for these communities in their premises. Six communities including IISc, Bosch group and MSR Nagar Residents Association have already applied for centres to be set up, and CEG has agreed to set them up by August 30.
Associations interested in having community enrolment centres can approach CEG. CEG will provide stations depending on the number of residents, provided associations provide adequate space with electrical connections, say the newsletter.
The first phase was launched with inauguration of 20 stations in Yavanika Youth Centre on August 17. Four centres have been set up in Bangalore Press Club from August 11.
All enrollment stations will have help desk, certified operator, verifiers, supervisors and token system, says the CEG.
CEG has setup a 24X7 call centre at 0804455445 to give information and appointments.
Also see: What documents will you need to get UID? ⊕