Governor directs completion of Aadhaar /NPR enrolment by 31st March

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 1: Governor N N Vohra, in a meeting held here at Raj Bhavan today, reviewed the progress of enrolment under the National Population Register and issuance of Aadhaar cards to them. The meeting was attended by Shri B.R. Sharma, Chief Secretary; Shri P.K. Tripathi, Principal Secretary to Governor and Shri Hirdesh Kumar, Commissioner, Information Technology.

The Governor directed the Chief Secretary to ensure that all the employees as well as daily wagers/ casual labourers / seasonal labourers working in various departments under the State Government enroll themselves under Aadhaar before 31st March, 2016 so that the salaries/ wages from 1st April, 2016 are paid to them on the basis of Aadhaar enrolment.

The Governor also reviewed the progress of seeding of Aadhaar in Citizen Centric Schemes, particularly, in regard to PDS, Pensions, Scholarships, MGNREGA, PAHAL etc. Expressing dissatisfaction over the poor results so far achieved the Governor directed that all concerned departments should closely monitor the progress of Aadhaar seeding for time bound completion so that people are facilitated to receive their pensions, scholarships timely and without any inconvenience. Chief Secretary was asked to send a fortnightly progress report in regard to the district wise progress of enrolment for Aadhaar and that of seeding under the various schemes. The Governor also directed that the good performers in various districts should be identified who can be suitably recognised for their performance while action is taken against the non-performers. The Governor will again review the progress on 1st of March, 2016.

The Governor also reviewed the progress in regard to marking of attendance in various government offices and directed the Chief Secretary to ensure that Aadhaar based Bio-metric Attendance Systems are installed in the offices immediately to ensure punctuality, accountability and transparency in daily functioning of  all the government offices.

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