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State-level workshop on simplifying Aadhaar usage

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By EMN Updated: Feb 20, 2024 9:56 pm

DIMAPUR — The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Regional Office in Guwahati, organised a state-level workshop on “Recent initiatives for simplifying Aadhaar usage” in Kohima on Tuesday.

Dhiraj Sareen, deputy director general of UIDAI, Guwahati, emphasised the significance and implications of Aadhaar as a tool for empowerment and inclusivity. He underscored Aadhaar’s aim to provide every individual with a unique, verifiable identity and its instrumental role in ensuring access to various government services, subsidies and benefits for even the most marginalised.

He further pledged UIDAI’s continuous support to Nagaland for enhancing ‘Ease of living’ in the state, stated a DIPR report.

Nagaland Home Commissioner and chief guest of the workshop, Abhijit Sinha, highlighted Aadhaar’s role in delivering direct benefit transfer (DBT) schemes to genuine beneficiaries. He noted the achievement of hundred percent transparency in service delivery with the introduction of Aadhaar enabled payment system (AePS).

Col. Abhishek Koushik, director, commended the initiatives undertaken by the office of the commissioner, which is also the nodal department, for achieving an upward trend in Aadhaar saturation.

During the programme, the Directorate of Land Records, Government of Assam, shared success stories on “Authentication” by onboarding into the UIDAI ecosystem.

Report stated that officials from UIDAI head office, DBT mission and NPCI delivered detailed presentations on Aadhaar usage, focusing on subsidies/ benefits delivery under Section-7 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 using DBT and AePS. They highlighted that Aadhaar authentication facilities could be utilised by entities for good governance under Section 4 (4)  (ii) of the Aadhaar Act 2016.

Benjamin Longkap, ADC at the office of the Commissioner, Nagaland, shared highlights on Aadhaar enrolment activities of the state.

The workshop concluded on a positive note with a vote of thanks by Kapil Jambhulkar, director of UIDAI, Regional Office, Guwahati.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 20, 2024 9:56:45 pm
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