Hyderabad: The Telangana state government is in trouble with the latest order of the Centre on linking of the Aadhaar number of beneficiaries with Central government schemes. The Centre had extended the deadline from September to December 31. In a letter to the Telangana state government, Ms Rakesh Maheshwari, group coordinator of cyber law and UIDAI, has clarified that the extended time was for beneficiaries who had not enrolled their names for the Aadhaar card. The Telangana state government has so far not completed linking even 50 per cent of Aadhaar cards of beneficiaries of Central schemes. Some departments have not even started the work, an official said. He said that there was an expectation that the Centre would further extend the deadline till March.
The Centre had issued directions to all state governments on Aadhaar enrolment for beneficiaries of Central government schemes under Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act. The Centre made it clear if any state government that did not enrol the Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries in the stipulated time would not get funds from January 1. Now, the TS finance department has written to all departments to complete the enrolment before December 31.