AS PER AADHAAR ACT, NO DENIAL FOR WANT OF AADHAAR: UIDAI

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel February 11, 2018 19:39


New Delhi: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has once again reiterated and asked the government departments/Ministries and State/UT governments to ensure that no essential service or benefit shall be denied to a genuine beneficiary for the want of Aadhaar whether it is medical help, hospitalisation, school admission or ration through PDS. There are exception handling regulations issued by UIDAI vide its circular dated 24th October 2017 which must be followed to make sure that no beneficiary is denied of benefits for the want of Aadhaar.

UIDAI has taken a serious note of some of the cases reported in media recently in which it is claimed that the want of Aadhaar has resulted in the denial of essential services like hospitalisation or medical help by some lower level staffs causing grave inconvenience to people. While real facts behind such claims of denial are being investigated by the concerned agencies and strict action will be taken in case denial has occurred.

UIDAI said in a statement here today that the Government is sensitive to the fact that NO emergency services such as hospitalisation, etc., be denied for the want of any document whatsoever including Aadhaar. Aadhaar is meant to bring transparency and accountability in public service deliveries through effective use of technology and it should not be misused and made an excuse to any denial in the services. The Cabinet Secretariat has issued instructions vide its OM dated 19th Dec. 2017 to ensure that bonafide beneficiaries are not deprived of their due benefits as alternative provisions have been made in the Aadhaar Act, 2016.

 

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel February 11, 2018 19:39