Friday, 9 March 2018

Complaints Regarding Aadhaar Lok Sabha Q&A

Complaints Regarding Aadhaar Lok Sabha Q&A

Complaints Regarding Aadhaar

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1980
ANSWERED ON: 07.03.2018

Complaints Regarding Aadhaar

SISIR KUMAR ADHIKARI

Will the Minister of ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has received complaints from NRI/PIO/OCIs who are facing problems in AADHAAR enrolment and are getting barred from different facilities;

(b) if so, is it also fact that NRI/PIO/OCIs are not eligible for biometric identification enrolment as per Aadhaar Act, 2016; and

(c) if so, the steps which Government proposes to take to resolve their issue?
ANSWER

(a) and (b): As per section 3 (1) read with section 2(v) of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 every resident is entitled to obtain Aadhaar. Hence, NRI/OCI/PIO, in case they are non-resident, are not eligible.

(c): NRIs/OCIs/PIOs who are not eligible to get Aadhaar, can access their services without submission of Aadhaar. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued circular dated 15/11/2017 advising all Central Ministries/ Departments, all State Governments and UT Administration, not to insist for Aadhaar from such category of individuals and devise suitable mechanism to ascertain their identities.

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Source : Lok Sabha

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