Aadhaar to launch pilots on pensions, wages

The Aadhaar based applications will be executed in those districts of the country where 70 % residents enrolled their names in the scheme


Aadhaar numbers—the unique 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India—will soon be used to provide pensions, wages to workers and scholarships to students in 50 districts of the country.

“The Aadhaar-enabled applications would soon be enforced first in the selected 50 districts of the country, where over 70 per cent residents enrolled their names in the scheme.

“Aadhaar linked payments would be made first in providing wages to workers of MGNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme), all types of pensions and scholarships to students. Subsequently, the Aadhaar facilitated payments would be extended in banking and other sectors.image

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has already enrolled 20 crore people and is working to register 40 crore more in the next 18 months.

According to UIDAI, of the 50 selected districts where the Aadhaar enabled applications would be launched soon, four districts are in Tripura and two in Sikkim in the northeastern region, reports IANS.

Tripura leads the country by enrolling 90 per cent of its 3.7 million populations in the Aadhaar scheme, followed by Delhi with 75 per cent.

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