Modi government plans to intensify Aadhaar enrolments in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), particularly the Kashmir Valley where the penetration of the Aadhaar that is the key to government benefits is very low. This step will ensure that benefits of welfare schemes reach to all residents, three government officials said.
The process will accelerate once the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories is complete on October 31.
Aadhaar is a successful tool for the transfer of subsidies and implementation of welfare schemes. The government is committed for the development of Jammu and Kashmir, and Aadhaar will be one of the key tools that will help the Centre in fulfilling its commitment.
One of the officials said.
Aadhaar enrolment has been happening there, but the valley needs special attention, which can be done through banks, post offices, and Common Services Centres. The ministry of electronics and information technology is willing to open CSCs at panchayats for this purpose. About 300,000 CSCs help the Centre in implementing its e-Governance programs throughout the country.
An intensive campaign [for Aadhaar enrolment] is expected after October 31 and CSCs need no more than a week to launch it in the entire J&K.
The officials added.