Mysuru: More than nine years after the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) began issuing Aadhaar Card, which has now become vital for everyone from the new-borns to super senior citizens, enrolment and correction remain a painful task for applicants.
People queue up outside Aadhaar Updating Centres, post offices, designated banks, Spandana Kendras and MysoreOne Centres across the city. Since Aadhaar is made mandatory for a lot of services (36 government services including scholarships, caste certificate, income certificate, family tree, cultivation certificate) including for filing income tax returns, these centres have started squeaking under the pressure of increased footfalls.
Following complaints from readers, Star of Mysore visited several Aadhaar Updating Centres in city and found long queues in front of them and people were eager to update the details on their Aadhaar Card. Leaving all important works, people visit the centres and apply for corrections in spelling of their name, or adding surname, mobile number, email id and month and day in their date of birth, etc.
At Kaveri Grameena Bank in JP Nagar, people line up every day except holidays. The queue starts at 5.30 am while the centre opens only at 9.30 am. Here, the official in-charge of updation only handles 25 to 30 people per day and one person has to wait for a minimum of four to five hours to get his Aadhaar Card updated. The rest of the people in the queue are told to come the next day.