NEW DELHI: The second phase of enrolment for Adhaar number in the city will begin next week. The process will inscribe the biometric details of the remaining 38 lakh people.
Out of a total population of 1.68 crore, over 1.30 crore citizens in the national capital have already been registered for issuance of Adhaar or UID numbers.
The collection of biometric details of citizens for Adhaar numbers were shelved in February this year after the differences between Union Home Ministry and Unique Identification Authority headed by Nandan Nilekani over collection of biometric details of people.
“The second phase of collection of biometric details for issuance of Adhaar numbers will begin next week,” Divisional Commissioner Vijay Dev said.
In the second phase, people applying for UID numbers will be mandated to submit certain documents like Voter Identity Card as proof of residence and the documents will have to be verified by government officials or retired government officials.
However, the people already enrolled under Adhaar scheme will not be required to give biometric details for the National Population Registration programme as the data will be taken from the UIDAI authority.
In July, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had asked Nilekani to speed up the process of enrolment for Adhaar numbers in the city.
Last year, five private agencies were hired to collect bio-metric data and registration of citizens for issuance of Adhaar numbers in Delhi. Adhaar is a 12-digit number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is issuing for all residents in the country.
The UIDAI is storing basic demographic and biometric information, being issued the number, in a central database. The basic information includes a photograph, ten fingerprints and eye scan of each individual.