People registering for Aadhar at a Aadhaar Digi Dhan Mela. (Photograph: Photo Gallergy/ UIDAI website)

UIDAI Relaxes Minimum Aadhaar Enrolment Targets, Deadlines For Banks

The Unique Identification Development Authority of India extended the deadline for banks to do minimum Aadhaar enrolments and updations in identified branches till Nov. 1, according to a communication sent to banks.

The Aadhaar-issuing body has asked banks to ensure that at least eight enrolments or updations are carried out daily in each stipulated branch from Nov. 1, 2018, to avoid financial disincentives to be applicable from July 2018.

On June 1, the UIDAI had said that stipulated bank branches with Aadhaar facility to adhere to the eight enrolment target, 12 per day per branch from Oct. 1, and to 16 from Jan. 1, 2019 onwards. Under the new deadline, the banks will have to ensure that minimum enrolment or updation be raised to 12 from Jan. 1, 2019 and 16 from April 1, 2019, according to the UIDAI directive which was seen by PTI.

The Aadhaar-issuing body has promised that the banks meeting the fresh targets by the revised deadline of November, will not face “financial disincentives” between July and October.

Sources said that deadline and targets had been relaxed after certain banks flagged difficulties faced by them in achieving the targets in view of natural calamities in Kerala and some other states, as well as technical problems in rolling out the enrolment facility.

The banks have been mandated to set up Aadhaar enrolment and updation facilities within their premises in one out of every 10 branches.

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