GUWAHATI: The government reviewed the Aadhar enrollment process in Dibrugarh on August 8. In a meeting, held at the conference Hall of the District Commissioner’s Office, Chief Secretary of Assam, Paban Kumar Borthakur and other government officials identified the challenges and devise effective solutions for smoother enrollment.
Taking stock of the situation, Borthakur looked into various issues leading to pending enrollment such as non-issuance of birth certificates, mismatched names in produced documents (such as ration cards or pan cards), limited operators, biometric machine malfunctions, and inadequate manpower, among others.
Borthakur also requested all concerned officers and stakeholders to submit a detailed action plan by August 12, outlining the necessary steps taken to resolve the challenges faced during Aadhar enrollment.
Addressing the gathering, Borthakur stressed on the importance of expediting the enrollment process and urged the administration to put forth its best efforts.
DC, Bikram Kairi, DDC, ADCs, Assistant Commissioners, Presidents of Gaon Panchayats, VDPs, and officers and employees of concerned departments, also attended the meeting.
The discussion also shed light on the challenges faced by students in producing birth certificates and mismatched parent names. To tackle this, the Chief Secretary proposed the constitution of a doctor team to issue the certificates and the possibility of making affidavits in the presence of magistrates, if required.
With the projected population in Dibrugarh district standing at 14,89,438 according to UIDAI, the Aadhar enrollment achieved by June 2023 was 12,05,402, reaching a percentage of approximately 80.93%. However, the pending enrollment remains at 2,84,036.