Novel are the ways the government authorities work. Even when all the citizens have not enrolled for an Aadhar card, the decision to close 63 out of 104 centres, are being closed. And decision to renew the Aadhar card has been taken for a specific charge.
The decision to withdraw the facilities and also make renewal mandatory, appears to be an official extraction of money from the citizens. Almost every financial operation is linked to an Aadhar Card. The decision to close the registration centres has been notified by the administration. The first applicant and those interested in renewal will have to pay Rs 50 and those applying online will have to deposit Rs 25. Renewal of Aadhar Card is mandatory after ten years, as per the notification. The website ‘uidi.gov.in’ has also been provided in the notification.
Getting an Aadhar Card was considered important for detecting frauds in financial transactions. It was an important and good move by the government. However, making renewal mandatory and at the same time closing facilities is against the interest of the people. Closure of a large number of centres is sure to increase corruption.
Issuing of driving license is being facilitated. The bank operations are being facilitated. Sale and purchase of goods through debit and credit cards has been made convenient. Online transactions are a facility. A large number of business houses have been using these facilities and their customers are happy. Why then facilities for issuing and renewal of Aadhar Card are being curtailed?
The information for issuance and renewal of Aadhar Card is available on website nagpur.gov.in.