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UIDAI conducts workshop on simplifying Aadhaar usage

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By EMN Updated: Sep 19, 2022 9:03 pm
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J Alam addressing the state-level workshop on ‘Recent initiatives for simplifying Aadhaar usage’ at Administrative Training Institute, Kohima, on Monday.

Dimapur, Sep. 19 (EMN): As part of effort to promote Aadhaar usage by states, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Regional Office Guwahati, organised a state-level workshop on ‘Recent initiatives for simplifying Aadhaar usage’ at Administrative Training Institute, Kohima, on Monday.

According to a DIPR report, Nagaland Chief Secretary, J Alam, the special guest of the workshop in his address said Aadhaar is very essential to avail various social welfare schemes and urged the residents to get registered for Aadhaar to receive benefits under direct benefit transfer.

The chief secretary also mentioned that special effort shall be undertaken to cover the left out population.

CEO, UIDAI, Dr. Saurabh Garg, elaborated on the progress made by Aadhaar in the past decade. He highlighted that Aadhaar authentication provides an instant mechanism to prove one’s identity through online authentication.

Garg also emphasised that UIDAI will continue its efforts for improving the ease of living for residents and urged the Government of Nagaland to implement DBT in every service delivery schemes to bring transparency, the report stated.

Deputy Director General, UIDAI, RO Guwahati, Devajit Khound, explained how Aadhaar has become the core of India’s digital public infrastructure. He said Aadhaar with its inherent features of uniqueness, authentication, financial address and e-KYC has helped the government authorities to directly reach residents for delivery of various subsidies, benefits and services.

He also said Aadhaar is verifiable anytime, anywhere both online as well as off-line in a cost-effective way.

Khound stressed on use of Aadhaar in every social welfare scheme to bring transparency and visibility in the existing system and urged the state government to provided benefits to the beneficiaries through Aadhaar-enabled payment system for last mile delivery, it stated.

The various sessions of the workshop deliberated on Aadhaar features, key developments on usage of Aadhaar, data privacy and information security. Deputy Secretary, DBT Mission, Devendra Kumar, dwelled on the various features on DBT and its implementation procedures.

Officials from UIDAI highlighted the importance of DBT and the issuance of Section – 7 Gazetted notifications for the schemes and benefits disbursed from the state consolidated fund.

Discussions pertaining to Section 4 (4) (b) (ii) was also held for issuance of notification under good governance.

The workshop was attended by Secretary, Finance, Govt. of Nagaland, Sushil Kumar Patel, Commissioner, Nagaland, Rovilatuo Mor, and other officials from the state government.  Detailed presentation on progress of Aadhaar enrolment and initiatives taken to implement DBT were shared and best practices adopted by the state were also explained during the workshop.

It may be added that in spite of challenges and network issues, the Government of Nagaland is making rigorous efforts to ramp up Aadhaar enrolment, it stated.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 19, 2022 9:03:56 pm
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