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Akshaya centres to enroll bedridden people in Kerala

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 1, 2017, 6:33 am IST
Updated Feb 1, 2017, 7:02 am IST
Local bodies, district administrations to help with the process.
Child enrollment will be conducted with the assistance of Anganwadis.
 Child enrollment will be conducted with the assistance of Anganwadis.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Having enrolled about 98.5 percent of the state’s population for  Aadhar, the Akshaya centres are launching a campaign to enrol  bedridden persons and children below the age of five.  According to a statement from the Kerala State IT Mission, which is the nodal agency for Aadhar enrolment, bedridden patients or those having physical handicaps will be enrolled with the assistance of local bodies and district administrations, while child enrolment will be conducted with the assistance of Anganwadis. Children up to five years, including new- borns,  can enrol. IT Mission sources said that the enrolment could be done through 700-odd Akshaya centres.

About 250 tablets are also prepared for enrolment by visiting bedridden persons on their premises.   So far about 98.5 percent of the state’s population have been enrolled, including a number of migrant workers. However, a sizable NRK population in the state is out of it.  “We do not have provision to conduct enrolment camps abroad. However, priority will be given to NRKs who turn up at Akshaya centres for the purpose,” said an IT Mission official. IT Mission also offers various Aadhar-based services like e-KYC and authentication. All state government departments and  institutions can avail of these services, said the statement.

 

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Location: India, Kerala




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