GUWAHATI, Dec 26 – Assam has the lowest rate of enrolment in Aadhaar project among all the North Eastern States, with less than 0.3 per cent covered by the unique identification card scheme.
Only 0.27 per cent of the people of Assam have been enrolled under the project so far.
According to a senior official of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the process of enrolment and issuing of Aadhaar cards have been started only in three districts of Assam so far – Golaghat, Sonitput and Nagaon.
Even in these three districts the enrolment exercise has been taken up only at the district headquarters.
Among the eight North Eastern States, UIDAI is directly involved in enrolment in only two – Tripura and Sikkim. In both these States, the enrolment numbers are quite high.
In the remaining States of the region, the enrolment exercise is being undertaken by the Registrar General of India with UIDAI being responsible only for generation of the Aadhaar cards.
Aadhaar enrolment is highest in Tripura at 98.2 per cent, followed by Sikkim at 97.9 per cent, Nagaland at 51.24 per cent, Manipur at 47.9 per cent, Mizoram at 26.19 per cent, Arunachal Pradesh at 6.07 per cent, Meghalaya at 0.4 per cent and Assam at 0.27 per cent.
Asked when the enrolment exercise is expected to be started in other districts of Assam, the official said, “The Political department of the Assam government is the nodal department with regard to the scheme in the State. It is up to them to decide on the matter.”